<font face="Verdana, Helvetica" size="2">Originally posted by tinshee:
I'm taking a class right now that uses strategies to make kids more confident about participating. Examples:
-Think pair share (kids think about the answer, share with a partner, and then you choose a child to share with the class)
-Get one give one (kids have a chart with nine blank squares. They fill in 3 and then go around and get answers from the rest of the class to fill in the other nine. Then the class discusses what they have)
-calling sticks (kids names on popsicle sticks. You choose the sticks to determine who answers- this only works well if the kids are sure to know the answers, so it can be used with other activities like the two above)
I have a whole notebook with ideas like this if you think they would be helpful and you want to email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
[This message has been edited by tinshee (edited 02-17-2002).]