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As a teacher, how do you react when one student (or a small minority) dominate discussion and class debate? Do you step in to include the rest of the group or just let the one-sided rhetoric run its natural course? If you intervene, what is the usual outcome, and why do you interject? Similarly, if you choose to become another bystander within the arena, why the stance of passivity rather than the role of moderator? I am genuinely interested in a public response to these questions as I have my own opinion and modus operandi but am keen to see what teachers of more discussion-based subjects do. How do we perceive our role in this forum, and to what end are the reasons for our choice?

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