Root Practice: Debate

Root Practice: Debate A debate is a self-facilitated discussion where participants are asked to take a position on a provocative statement. This practice immediately reverses the traditional power dynamics of a classroom. When the teacher steps back and offers the floor to the students, multiple aspects of the classroom culture are put to the test:

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Root Practice: Deep Debrief

Root Practice: Deep Debrief Deep Debrief is usually employed as a way to track the progress and impact of classroom activities and/ or practices using documentation. Deep Debrief is employed less often than basic debrief, because the purpose of a Deep Debrief is to analyze documentation of classroom activities for growth and patterns over time.

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Root Practice: Debrief

Root Practice: Debrief Honest reflection and evaluation is not possible without documentation. In this activity, you will develop tools for documenting your classroom’s progress and a format to reflect on your year. You will also design evaluation tools to measure your growth towards your purpose and vision. Steps After an activity, have the participants take

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Root Practices

“Root Practices” are ritual activities that have the potential to transform classroom culture from the ground up. They can be adapted and used within any content area or age group. The “fruit” or takeaways from these practices are patterns of thought and action that ultimately make learning transformational as opposed to transactional— they feed students’

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Resources

In this section you’ll find a few of our favorite tools and practices for DFS classrooms, including the Root Practices and Classroom Basics. We use these resources to help us achieve the goals we outlined in our Rida Framework.

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Activity: Documentation & Evaluation Outline

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Activity: Documentation & Evaluation Outline Honest reflection and evaluation is not possible without documentation. In this activity, you will develop tools for documenting your classroom’s progress and a format to reflect on your year. You will also design evaluation tools to measure your growth towards your purpose and vision. Steps First you have to decide

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