In The Classroom






Do you have a specific strategy for getting the discussion going when your questions receive blank stares? I came across some tips for group discussions from a Princeton handbook for teaching assistants which has some interesting, if not always totally relevant, insight on leading lively discussions. Keep in mind that […]

“The Art Of Questioning”: How To Get A Discussion Going


“Many experienced instructors consider leading small-group discussion more difficult and more challenging than lecturing to a room of two hundred. The lecturer has significant control about what happens in the classroom, while the discussion leader shares control and direction with the students. The best-laid plans must yield to the never […]

Leading Group Discussions






I popped into the friendly forums at eslHQ and found some useful hints, tips and tricks for dealing with “problem students” of all kinds. Here are my top four problematic student situations and how I have dealt with them. Can you add anything? First I should say that I believe […]

Tips And Tricks For “Problem Students”