"As a facilitator of high-power teams, I use ground rules at the beginning of every meeting. Those typically include: (1) in this debate, we are all equal; (2) nobody gets to monopolize the discussion; (3) nobody gets to sit quietly and merely observe; (4) nothing is personal; (5) what happens here stays here; (6) not everybody has to agree to reach consensus, but everybody has to be heard; (7) we don’t leave the discussion without reaching a conclusion; and (8) once we made a decision–we all support it outside this meeting."
In this age of near complete and instant access to information how can we assess whether students know that the information they are getting is reliable? This article tries to ask the right questions and give a few options.
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