We recommend discussion-based activities where students respond to questions with their own ideas and thoughts. Lesson plans have been developed in this portal to give teachers this kind of discussion and exploration driven time with students.
Many lesson plans in this portal also include reflection prompts. Unlike discussions, which are meant to be shared out loud with the entire class, reflection questions are personal. They are meant to make students think about and make connections to their own life. A journal makes a great format for responding to reflection questions.