Respond to the following in your journal:
Briefly tell the story of a discussion (in or out of school) that you found extremely interesting and helpful. What was the topic? Who were the participants? Analyze your role and the roles of the others in the conversation. What elements seemed to combine to make this discussion memorable?
In preparation for Workshop 4, read "The Classroom as a Social Setting for Envisionment Building" in Dr. Judith Langer's Envisioning Literature from the Teachers College Press, 1995.
For additional resources, refer to the Additional Reading section of this workshop's materials.