Check out our resources below to learn about how to measure emotional temperature, how to intervene during a heated discussion, and how to keep your group’s conversations constructive.
FIRE has created this Leader Moderation Guide to prepare leaders for their role as moderator and to give them the tools to diffuse tensions in conversation.
This guide outlines FIRE’s heat levels, which are designed to help leaders guide their discussion group towards constructive conversations.
FIRE’s Let’s Talk program provides students with tools to work towards a more intellectually open campus environment.
It can be difficult to make people feel comfortable enough with each other to be honest and open about their viewpoints on controversial issues. We hope that these activities help you to break that ice and get talking!
In some cases, you may be able to de-escalate the situation and allow your group to return to productive discussion after such a disruption. This guide will help you to navigate this circumstance so that your Let’s Talk group can move on in a productive way.