Why use partner talks?
The "Partner Pad", pictured above, is a great tool to use with talk partners. Kudos to Ms. Berglund and Ms. Moore for giving Partner Pads a try with their students. If interested in more information, just get with Mrs. Hooper.
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7 Ways to Increase Engagement
- For every 10 minutes of instruction allow the students 2 minutes to process and respond to instruction.
2. Incorporate movement into your lessons.
- Require students to respond to a question by moving to a certain spot in the room, writing on whiteboards, or using GoNoodle to review.
3. Pick up the pace.
- One misconception is that we must go slow for students to really understand in engage in the lesson. There is a lot of evidence that shows that when teaching is at brisk instructional pace, students have more opportunities to engage, respond, and move on to the next concept. (Carnine & Fink, 1978; Williams, 1993; Ernsbarger er al., 2001)
4. Provide frequent and effective feedback.
5. Allow students 5-7 seconds of "think time" when asking a question.
6. At the end of the lesson have students use the 3-2-1 method of summarizing.
- 3 things they learned; 2 interesting things; 1 question they have about what was taught.
7. Periodically pause mid-sentence when teaching requiring students to fill in the blanks.