January 15, 2011

Think-pair-share

This strategy simply asks students to think about a question or series of questions (individually), then pair up and share their response with another person. Each student processes the question individually. Every student has the opportunity to share their response. All the students hear the point of view of at least one other person.

For example:

Step 1: Think

I want you to write down on a piece of paper three good decisions you have made in hour life that you think were turning points (or high-impact choices).

Step 2: Pair/Share

Pair up with someone in the class and share your response with them.

If time permits, inviter the airs to share with the entire class what they discussed, or at least to share one of the partner’s good decisions.