Do teachers know how to facilitate the discussion to maximize participation and to take students to higher levels of learning? Do teachers know how to vary the format to keep discussion from simply being routine? Do teachers know how to deal with group dynamics? - Click here for why it is important you can answer "yes" to those questions.
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- Teacher Training Smart Pages - Book and CD-ROM - Book with Reproducible Articles & Forms by Sheryl Haystead (See the Table of Contents on that page for articles included on Small-Group Discussion.)
- Ask questions that make people disagree
- Four Ways to Make Discussion Techniques Work
- Getting Your Class To Talk
- How Can I Get Quiet Group Members to Talk?
- How to develop a discussion plan that works
- How to Lead a Good Discussion
- How to Stimulate Better Discussions
- Lead Better Discussions - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 - geared to youth but tips can apply to discussions with other ages as well
- Six Keys to Effective Group Participation
- Teaching by Discussion
- The Absolute Best Discussion Question You Can Ask in Small Group
- Using Bible Study Discussion Guides
- What Makes a Great Discussion Question?
- When Group Members Don't Talk Enough
- When Group Members Talk Too Much
- How to Ask Great Questions by Karen Lee-Thorp
- Now That's a Good Question: How to Lead Quality Bible Discussions by Terry Powell
- Why Didn't You Warn Me? How to Deal with Challenging Group Members by Pat Sikora
- Discussion Guides at Ministry Tools Resource Center
- 50 Role Plays and Case Studies: to Get Teens Talking (Discuss It) by Standard Publishing
- Choose Your Top 3: 500 Dynamic Discussion Starters to Get Your Teenagers Talking by Brian Schulenburg
- Discussion & Lesson Starters by Youth Specialties
- More High School Talksheets-Updated!: 50 More Creative Discussions for High School Youth Groups by David Lynn
- Tough Topics: 600 Questions That Will Take Your Students Beneath the Surface (Quick Questions) by Jim Aitkins
- In facilitating a discussion, everyone's contribution is valuable! by Ministry Tools Resource Center
This worksheet gives pointers for how to help those group members who are passive, belittlers, monopolizers, or distracters. If you get the reproducible format and a teacher needs help with only one of these types of group members, you could use only the pages for which the teacher needs help. - (Also posted under Small Groups.)
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