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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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Idea 185: Talk Partners, and deciding who gets to be Partner A!

It’s very common in primary schools in the UK to pair children in a class together to make ‘talk partners’. Children will sit with their talk partner on the carpet when the teacher is giving input to everyone about the … Continue reading

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Idea 179: Lollipop Random Selector (and Variations) Used for Effective Classroom Questioning

Lots of teachers make a set of lollipop sticks with one pupil’s name on each, to be used for random selection. This is great when you are doing whole-class teaching as first of all you stop pupils complaining that you … Continue reading

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