Six Simple Ways to Get Your Students Talking


Connected Teaching and Learning

This is a great post by Lucas Richardson a High School History Teacher. It reminds me of my post Extending the silence. On my many walk-throughs in classrooms, I see many ways to ask students questions. Many times the teacher targets specific students. That might be a better way then waiting for volunteers, who usually tend to be the same 4-5 students. I’m sharing parts of Lucas’ article here. Look here for the whole article.

Does anyone remember Ben Stein’s part as the boring economics teacher in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? Anyone? Anyone? If you have no idea what I’m talking about — or even if you do remember but you want a quick laugh — watch this short clip. If you’re like me, you can (painfully) recall moments from your own classes when, perhaps, you felt like Mr. Stein, asking low-level questions in one breath and answering them in the next…

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