Dive right into a deep discussion with Kialo Templates!

Kialo Edu is an amazing tool for getting students talking. But it can be hard to find the time to set up a good discussion, especially when you can barely see past the mountain of grading and admin piling up on your desk.

Lower your workload—but not your standards—with Kialo Templates! Each template is a ready-to-go discussion resource that students can dive right into, complete with background info and a few prompt claims to get the gears turning. This means it’s now even easier to bring Kialo into your classroom. Simply make a copy for yourself, pass it along to your students, and watch the discussion grow.

Something for everyone

Our library of templates includes nearly 150 topics (and counting!) across age groups and subject areas, so there’s something for just about everyone.

We’ve got debates on the greats! From the great American novel, to the “great experiment” of democracy, to a certain Alexander, our library covers important curricular topics across a dozen subjects. We’re also bringing class discussion outside the humanities, with templates on a wealth of topics in science, technology, and economics. 

We’ve got a bunch of fun icebreakers, too, but now we’re just bragging… With too much to list here, why not check out our selection yourself?

Make each template your own

Just in case we don’t have exactly what you need, it’s easy to put your own spin on a template! When copying a template, you can change or exclude any element: title, thesis, background info, starter claims, or cover image. Kialo Templates aren’t a fixed menu—you’re welcome to take our ideas à la carte. Or take nothing but the inspiration, and cook up your own discussion!

But wait, there’s more!

Hopefully we’ve got your favorite topic covered in this batch of templates. But if not, don’t worry: we will be updating this library on a rolling basis. Check back in a few months, or message us on one of our socials with topics you would love to see in the templates!

Further information

Want to know more? Visit our Help Center for an in-depth explanation of how to use Kialo Templates.