Lift the level of discussion in the classroom

This post from Teachthought offers 26 sentence starters to lift the level of discussion in the classroom.

During meaningful conversations, students are forced to be accountable for their positions, to listen, to analyze opposing perspectives, and to adapt their thinking on the fly.

I particularly like the summarising starters as I think often we fail to draw learning to conclusions and to evaluate findings.

Overall, what I’m trying to say is…
My whole point in one sentence is…
More than anything else, I believe that…

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