In this 3-page article (PDF) for the "CMC ComMuniCator" Volume 37, Number 1, Suzanne Alejandre discusses teaching strategies that increase the amount of student participation and class discussion. Alejandre discusses the difficulties of lack of time, lack of fluency in language, and habits of passive learners as contributors to the "silencing" of students. She encourages teachers to begin class discussion with scenarios that engage learners and encourage productive questioning early so that the habits have a strong foundation. Cataloged separately is a video of Alejandre discussing this topic further: Suzanne Alejandre at CMC-North Ignite.


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