Discussion Starters


Discussion Starters on a Compact Disc

The Power of Grounded Debate

The eight video clips on this CD 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.