Each Sunday this summer I will be posting a discussion-based teaching strategy that can be used at church (such as in LDS teacher councils) or school. Hope a few readers find these helpful! Read earlier strategies by clicking on the linked label at the end of this post.
Strategy #5: Turn and Talk
Turn and Talk is a strategy teachers use to ensure student engagement across the classroom, while minimizing the participation of those who overshare. After a few minutes of instruction, invite students to discuss lesson concepts, or respond to specific questions, by turning to their neighbor and talking with each other. Allow enough time for conversation so both can share their thoughts. The teacher then asks a few groups to share with the class what they discussed. #teachleadcollaborate