Author Biographies

Dave Stuart Jr. is a high school teacher whose blog about teaching is read by over 35,000 people each month. His book, These 6 Things: How to Focus Your Teaching on What Matters Most (Corwin Literacy), has encouraged and equipped teachers around the world.


How do we build collaborative, positive argument cultures in secondary classrooms? In this article, the author walks through two methods for doing this. First, the author describes the use of organized sentence templates for making collaborative argument more accessible to students. Second, the author lays out a method for facilitating whole-class, argumentative discussions: pop-up debate. Classroom examples are provided to illustrate the concepts.

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