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Teacher-TalkInquiry is the email discussion list for Learning Science Through Inquiry. Participants in the workshops, content guides, and Channel staff will participate in this discussion list throughout the broadcast of the workshop series.

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From: Hall, Georgia (Hall-G@TROY.K12.OH.US)
Date: Mon Mar 12 2001 - 15:59:14 EST

  • Next message: Petering227@cs.com: "[Teacher-talkinquiry] Reflection after Sessions 1 and 2"

    Jennifer,

    I like the card idea. than would work well with my Kindergartners. And
    they dearly love getting "pulled out of the stack"
    Thanks,
    Gee Gee Hall

    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Jennifer Cronin [SMTP:jcronin@cheneysd.org]
    > Sent: Monday, March 12, 2001 2:31 PM
    > To: teacher-talkinquiry@learner.org
    > Subject: Re: [Teacher-talkinquiry] management of group discussions
    >
    > I loved the group discussion ideas, especially the fist and fingers idea.
    > My team-teacher and I like to use cards with each student's name on them.
    > We shuffle in the morning, and run through the random stack, calling on
    > whomever's name we draw. If they don't have an idea or answer, they may
    > pass, but know that their name goes back into the stack, so
    > they will be called on again shortly. This sometimes motivates those who
    > need a gentle nudge to focus and get those creative juices flowing.
    > Jennifer Cronin
    >
    > "Stine, Annette" wrote:
    >
    > > My group liked the ideas presented on tape 2 about managing group
    > > discussions. We shared other methods we have used to ensure that
    > everyone
    > > in the class gets an equal opportunity to talk. One member told how she
    > > uses popsicle sticks to see who is dominating a group discussion. Every
    > > time a student gives an answer or makes a comment, he takes a stick from
    > the
    > > pile in the middle. At the end, you have a concrete picture of which
    > > students were contributing to or dominating the discussion. Another
    > > suggestion was to get students to participate by telling why they agree
    > with
    > > someone else's answer if they couldn't come up with their own idea.
    > > Annette
    > >
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