Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

ATW: Leading Effective Discussions


Graduate & Professional Students, Postdoctoral Fellows

Event Time 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Location of Event: 

Online via Zoom

Event Description 

But how do you implement discussion well, and avoid those awkward moments when no one talks? In this workshop, we will identify the components of an effective discussion across the disciplines, highlight how different fields implement discussions, and introduce strategies for encouraging these dynamic conversations in our classrooms. You’ll walk away with concrete ways of starting and shaping a discussion, knowledge of the factors that influence discussions, and ideas of what to do in difficult moments of discussion facilitation. For more information, contact Nata Dudkina (nata.dudkina@yale.edu) or Sara Misgen (sara.misgen@yale.edu).