Everybody Has a Voice
The person who is teaching must recognize that they are not truly the teacher, per se, rather, that they are the intermediary who is delivering the Word of God afresh to minister to thirsty souls, amongst which they must find their own. As such, it is important to ask open ended questions of the audience and to give everyone in the room an opportunity to respond. It is equally important to understand that some questions do not have answers, in fact, the best questions tend to lead to further questions rather than answers.
And it is good. Remember, as you are speaking the Word, the Holy Spirit is ministering about the room. As the audience listens to the Word of God and the Holy Spirit is ministering, it becomes apparent that everyone in the room is a teacher and one person’s response to your question or comment may minister to another in the room without either of you being aware of it. The healing that occurs when this take place is amazing, and should be expected to be a constant part of the class when the Holy Spirit is leading.
There are no set rules, but as the intermediary (read teacher), the person in charge of the class has the responsibility to maintain the classroom environment as holy. If a question or comment carries on it can become more of a distraction than an aid to the healing that is taking place.
There is a fine line between teaching the Word of God and expressing one’s own opinions. It will be clear when it has been crossed, as the teacher, you are responsible for discerning when it has been crossed and steering the class back to the Holy Place.