Teacher Facilitation Techniques

Grade Level: 1, 4, 5
Length: 7:01

Facilitating a whole-group discussion is an art, particularly when you’re trying to create a safe place for authentic conversation. In clips from three Oakland classrooms (grades 1, 4, and 5) engaged in class meetings, see how a mix of open-ended questions, follow-up questions, and neutral but interested response makes space for multiple opinions and authentic conversation. Note the questions that the teachers ask.


Social Development,
Student Voice,
Teacher Facilitation