Students during school hours once per week carried out Dialogical Literally Gatherings (DLG); they read the novel A Christmas Carol.

Impact and successes

Students’ co-participation in building a safe environment encouraged classmates with difficulties to prepare an intervention to share with the class in school assembly. A recently arrived immigrant student, for whom until then it had been taboo to read and speak in front of everyone, took the floor with the support of fellow students. Students have found the DLG method so valuable that they have also begun to use it with other teachers and in other school settings.

Lessons, learning and recommendations

It was necessary to use a support teacher to help students with cognitive difficulties actively participate in Successful Educational Actions (SEAs).