Resources for Discussing Ideas in Class

Open Discourse Strategies

Open inquiryAsking questions and sharing ideas without the risk of censure.
Viewpoint diversityAllowing diverse peoples with diverse perspectives to come together and challenge claims, deepen understanding, and engage in dialogue.
Constructive disagreementDiscussing ideas and perspectives across lines of difference that help us better understand our own viewpoints and those of others.
Compassion for othersKeeping in mind that conversations happen in relation to one other. Demonstrating respect for one another in how we talk and listen to each other strengthens these relationships and helps build community for all.
Source (with modification/addition): Heterodox Academy

Open Discourse Classroom Posters

Mr. Kertes is an English teacher in Prince Rupert, in the territory of the Ts’msyen, at Charles Hays Secondary School - home of the Rainmakers.