Discussion Starters


Discussion Starters on a Flash Drive

The Power of Grounded Debate

The eight video clips on this Flash Drive make it possible for your students to clarify their values and relate their different theories to a common classroom episode. The video clips compel your students to ground their current understanding in actual behaviors. Communication improves and debates become more constructive.

• View non-staged moments between children and teachers

• Ground discussion in the specifics of video

• Clarify slight differences in theoretical perspectives

• Feel relaxed about critiquing the observed practice

• Select different video clips to meet your changing requirements

Each video clip is accompanied with text that contains:

• An overview of the general topic

• Suggested questions to launch a provocative discussion

• Answers that students might give

• Video segments that match possible answers

Discussion Starters Topics: Click here to see the eight titles with brief video trailers.