Tag Archives: Deliberation
  1. People in the cafeteria talking to each other.

    DMC Organizes Its First Spanish-Only Forum

    The DMC partnered with Montevallo Elementary School to host a Spanish-only forum focused on the theme of “Cradle to Career” community and educational development.

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  2. Using Deliberative Questions to Dive Deeper into History

    As we enter the new school year, it seems like a good time to introduce deliberative practices to your classroom. One way to make your class lectures more deliberative is to ask clarifying questions. These questions guide students in identifying the values and motives behind major decisions as well as the tradeoffs, consequences and risks of making those choices. 

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  3. “What’s Next, Alabama?” Teacher Workshops Announced

    During 2017 the David Mathews Center for Civic Life (DMC) partnered with communities and schools across the state to complete a total of 52 “What’s Next, Alabama?” (WNAL) forums. Thanks to a generous grant from the Alabama Bicentennial Commission, the DMC will now have the opportunity to share with teachers how they can utilize WNAL in their classrooms to engage students in conversations about Alabama’s unique history and approaching future.

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  4. Confronting Brain Drain with Youth Deliberation

    Earlier this year, the DMC moderated two “What’s Next, Alabama?” forums with high schoolers from Randolph and Coffee counties.

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