I believe this is an important strategy to use in the classroom. I tend to relate discussions to middle school and high school. However, I think that discussions can be used with younger children as well. It’s important that teachers use a variety of strategies in their classroom.
I will use discussion in my classroom mainly with brainstorming ideas or learning a new concept. It is useful to use discussion with brainstorming because students can get ideas from each other and help fellow students who may not understand the concepts being taught. I think it is important to have discussions when learning a new concept because the teacher can get an idea of how many students actually understand that concept.