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Discussing Controversial Topics
Nothing is as powerful as when young Thinkers can engage in thoughtful debate with one another. But as the teacher, this is often difficult to moderate. Young people need to be taught how to engage in critical dialogue. They are surrounded by poor examples of debate; from message boards all the way through the highest ranks of government. In a world that often limits them to 140 characters, learning to express a clear, concise opinion supported by facts is a critical skill.
These guidelines will help to create a classroom culture where differing views are both respected and celebrated. Post the guidelines in your classroom or have students keep them handy so that they can be frequently revisited throughout the school year.
Why Doodle Notes?
Doodle notes are the perfect blend of focus and creativity. They are highly engaging and brain-research based. Researchers have found that when people incorporate doodling in their note-taking they can remember up to 26% more information.
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