https://teaching.claremont.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/logo-300x62.png 0 0 claremontctl https://teaching.claremont.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/logo-300x62.png claremontctl2016-10-09 22:14:532016-10-09 22:14:53Use think-pair-share to increase the frequency of interaction.
- Before asking students to make a contribution to a whole class discussion, ask them to think about the question and then discuss it briefly with a neighbor.
- Consider moving throughout the classroom to listen to students’ discussion and answer any clarifying questions. This can help identify a pair that you’ll call on or have come to the board to write their thoughts and thus start the whole group discussion.
- After the discussion you can call on a specific student or pair.
- You can find more implementation details from wikipedia
- Giving students time to silently think about their answer can give them the time to be prepared to contribute.
- Even if only a few students contribute to a whole class discussion, everyone in the class will have had the opportunity to articulate their thoughts to a peer.
- Responding as a pair can take the pressure of responsibility off a single person and make it a shared enterprise.