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Teacher's Role as Facilitator

Focusing Discussions

Thinking on the Spot

Checking for Understanding

Sample Discussion Plan

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Don't allow unrelated questions to throw you off track. Tell the student who asks for his class average during a lesson that he'll have to come and talk with you during office hours. Whenever students raise concerns that are unrelated to the task at hand, it's best to ask them to bring it to your attention at a later time. If you address off topic concerns in class, students will raise them more often and you'll find yourself getting bumped off track.