Let's Talk Facilitation

Let's Talk Facilitation

Hosted by: Laura Greenfield, Ph.D.

"Let's Talk Facilitation," hosted by Laura Greenfield, Ph.D., provides practical solutions to everyday challenges in the college classroom. With a particular focus on early-career college educators, introverts, and...

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Ep 7 - How to Make Discussions Inclusive, For Real (Part 1): A Different Way of Thinking about Our Goals

Do you aspire for your class discussions and activities to be more inclusive, but feel confused about what exactly to do beyond trying to be kind and fair to everyone? One of the reasons educators have a hard time...
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Ep 6 - Facilitating Conversations with Purpose: Two Simple Yet Powerful Tools to Ensure Your Students Are Actually Learning

Do you love the idea of leading discussions and interactive activities but worry students might not get all of the important takeaway knowledge they would if you were to lecture? Lecturing has its time and place. In...
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Ep 5 - How to Begin Your Facilitation Transformation: My 3-Part Method for Developing a Doable Plan for Personal Growth

Do you dream about becoming an even stronger facilitator but don’t really know where to begin? The difference between having a dream and having a goal is that a goal has an action plan and a timeline connected to it....
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Ep 4 - How to Navigate Difficult Discussions: Three Common Conflicts and What to Do When They Emerge in Your Class

Do you find yourself avoiding facilitating important discussions because you worry you won’t be able to handle any conflicts that might emerge? Do you feel guilty when you shy away from addressing important topics or...
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Ep 3 - How to Prepare for Difficult Discussions: My Go-To Method for Supporting a Group that Can Handle the Hard Stuff

Is the fear of messy conflict holding you back from bringing up difficult topics or questions for your class to discuss? Difficult discussions can be intimidating. They are a particular sticking point for facilitators...
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Ep 2 - How to Deal with Dominating Students: Five Strategies for What to Do When a Few Students Won't Stop Talking

Raise your hand if you’ve ever facilitated a discussion where one or a few students talk and talk and talk to the exclusion of everyone else! Dealing with dominating students is one of the most common sources of...
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Ep 1 - Three Mistakes Facilitators Make to Get Students to Talk in Class, and What to Do Instead

Do you ever get frustrated when you come prepared to teach your class full of interesting discussion prompts, and your students just stare at you with blank faces? In today's episode, I dive right into how to get...
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