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Resources created, compiled, and adapted by Pam Verhoeff and Terra Kaliszuk.
terra.kaliszuk@blackgold.ca & pam.verhoeff@blackgold.ca

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Use the tabs below to access Discussion Skills Curriculum Connections and strategies to build a discussion-friendly classroom climate.



Selected Curriculum Connections


Division 1: Curriculum Connections


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This document  details many connections that discussion skills have with the Alberta Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science Programs of Study for grades 1 through 3.



Division 2: Curriculum Connections


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This document details many connections that discussion skills have with the Alberta Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science Programs of Study for grades 4 through 6.



Division 3: Curriculum Connections


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This document details many connections that discussion skills have with the Alberta Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science Programs of Study for grades 7 through 9.



Division 4: Curriculum Connections


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These documents detail many connections that discussion skills have with the Alberta Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science Programs of Study for grades 10 through 12.


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English Language Arts Social Studies Mathematics FSL      


Strategies: Setting a Discussion-Friendly Climate


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Creating Climate Criteria

 

In this lesson, students will contribute to their classroom climate by co-creating criteria that describe classroom expectations.  Lesson plan includes suggested questions for developing criteria, suggested protocol for building criteria, and suggestions for what to do with the criteria.

 


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Put on your STUDENT HAT!

 

With this strategy, students are encouraged to put on their STUDENT HAT as they enter the classroom.  This strategy encourages students to shift their thinking as they cross the threshold of the door and adopt their student role.