I feel more comfortable participating in class and less defensive when other students disagree. And because I learned more from my fellow students about their views, I now feel less competitive with them than in other classes.
Bridgewater College, Virginia
This is the best adult learning experience I have had in the past five years. I wanted to learn new skills—I did!
I ran for my local school board in 2018 and was elected. I use the skills in our meetings, whether I’m chairing the meeting or not. This makes the meetings much more productive. We don’t go over the same topics over and over again.
Misty Stoll, School Board Trustee
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EP in the News: Revving up the ‘curiosity engine’ in inclusive class discussions
“Dialogue shifts the focus from the teacher as the source of all information to the students as the co-creators of ideas, conversation and curiosity,” John Sarrouf tells District Administration. “And the moment you know that it’s working is when a student turns toward another to ask a genuinely curious question to understand more about what the other student has said.”