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Idea 205: Quiz Quiz Trade Differentiation Top Tip

Previously (Idea 184) I mentioned the Kagan structure called ‘Quiz-Quiz-Trade’, where children walk around quizzing each other with cards that have a question on one side and the answer on the other. For an observation I had, I went ahead … Continue reading

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Idea 204: Encouraging Children To Listen with Kagan ‘Timed Pair Share’ Structure

How I previously used ‘talk partners’ in a lesson: “Do you think a car is alive? Discuss with your talk partner what you think and why.” After perhaps a minute, I would signal for everyone’s attention and then randomly-select a … Continue reading

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How Do I Easily Randomly-Select A Pupil From Each Table If I Have Different Table Sizes?

The Kagan cooperative approach to learning primarily relies on carefully-structuring interactions between mixed-achieving teams of four to make sure everyone is engaged with their learning. Each child on the table has a number from 1 to 4, which is used … Continue reading

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Idea 189: Talking Pencils (Equalising Participation in Group Discussions)

When groups are discussing a topic, you want to ensure everyone is having the chance to speak without having one student dominate proceedings. This idea is a simple way to try and equalise participation in discussions. I think the Kagan … Continue reading

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Idea 187: Mix up, Pair up, Share Activity

This is a fun and engaging way to have children share their thoughts. I often use this activity at the beginning of a lesson as a way to have children re-cap learning from previous weeks quickly. All the children stand … Continue reading

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Idea 184: Quiz Quiz Trade Game Explained

Quiz quiz trade is a wonderful activity (I think it’s a Kagan activity originally) that your class can play to help them learn facts. This activity is brilliant as it has the children going through your chosen facts again and … Continue reading

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