Photo: Students in Dialogue

Guide to Creating Engaged Classroom Spaces


The term "safe space" gets thrown around in discussions of the modern classroom environment. This guide will help you build an engaged space in your classroom by co-creating a set of agreements, conditions, expectations, and intentions.

To create a dialogic classroom, start by talking with your class about the way you want to communicate. You might ask your students what conditions would allow them to fully participate in a conversation about a tough topic. What will let them disagree respectfully? Or ask a question about a sensitive subject?


John Sarrouf

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