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Managing a Discussion in a Large Class

When you include large group discussion in your lecture during the first day of class, you set a precedent for future discussions. Learn how to facilitate productive discussions by using positive reinforcement and establishing a non-threatening environment. Also, discover how to overcome the physical challenges of large class discussions.

Create a positive learning environment on day one of the semester

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