The Teach Different Conversation Method

Promotes Social-Emotional Learning, Equity and Culturally Responsive Classrooms.

  Students learn how to listen, empathize and find their voice.  

  Teachers model the appreciation for multiple perspectives of learning.

  Parents nurture their child’s capacity to think.

  A school culture is transformed  

Ask Yourself If:

  • You want to give teachers a way to make content more engaging
  • You want to embed social emotional learning in your educational practices…
  • You want students to critically think and develop a voice in conversations…
  • You want to promote equity and culturally responsive teaching…

Why It Matters:

When amazing conversations are happening in classrooms, a foundation of social emotional support is created that fuels student engagement, language acquisition and academic learning.

Great Conversations Are Critical

“Everyone has their own ways of expression. I believe we all have a lot to say, but finding ways to say it is more than half the battle.”  

 Poet and Author – Criss Jami, Salomé

What We Do

Our universally-designed 3-Step method gives every student a voice in the classroom.

How We Do It

  • We Teach a 3-Step Method
  • We Provide Access to a Conversation Library
  • We Offer Advanced Training

School Leaders FAQ

The Teach Different curriculum can be used in any educational setting: face-to-face, blended or online.

Teach Different’s protocol is a framework for having classroom conversations that uses claims, counterclaims and essential questions.

The Teach Different 3-Step Protocol fosters critical thinking and gives every student a voice in the classroom.

  70+ Conversation Bundles from the world’s greatest thinkers

  4 Bundles added every month

  40-week social emotional learning curriculum

  Training-Embedded activities with videos and guides


“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in others.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“You are responsible for your own success.” – 9th grade student

Harriet Tubman

“Every dream begins with a dreamer.” – Harriet Tubman

“We have to make up our own dreams.” – 2nd grade student

“Somethings are impossible.” – 2nd grade student


“The person with dreams is more powerful than the one with the facts.” – Albert Einstein

“Dreamers look for new ideas and learning opportunities. Scientists think they know everything.” – 8th grade student

“I don’t want my doctor to be a dreamer.  I want her to have the facts.” – 8th grade student


“Your silence will not protect you.” – Audre Lorde

“Nothing is going to get better or get done until we take action.” – 6th grade student

“Sometimes it’s good to be silent and let others talk.” – 6th grade student


“Happiness depends on ourselves.” – Aristotle

“I think he means that you can turn your unhappiness around by having something to strive for.” – 10th grade student

“I think you need other people to be happy.” – 10th grade student


Chris Walsh – Roscoe, Illinois – Middle School Teacher

“The art of dialogue and conversation needs saving!”


James Plaza – Grayslake, Illinois – High School Sociology Teacher

“I got a call from a parent complementing the types of questions that we are having their kids think about and the discussions that they are creating at home.”

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