Remind students that whole-class and small discussions are designed to develop their oral communication to draw students’ attention to improving their oral communication.


  • Tell students that you want them to improve their oral communication during in-class discussions.
  • Encourage students to ask each other for clarification or additional information to help provide students feedback about their oral communication.


  • This sets the expectation that even in informal class discussions the goal is to clearly, concisely, and respectfully communicate your ideas.