I was observing some classes this week and wondering why some students
feel safe enough to share more than they should
why other students sit quietly in the back.
I know the quiet ones have so much depth and important things to say. But, how do we get them to open up?
These are some of the ways I have noticed students more willing to participate in class.
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Great to see so many practical ways of engaging students. Useful to remind teachers of the ‘how’ behind the reasons.
You can boil all of these down to:
Power (being heard)
Yes, I completely agree.
All thing are esey, that are done willingly.
Will try out some of your ideas for stimulating positive classroom activity
Hey…reread the part on the Zip-it; the wording needs changing.
You meant to say, “Teachers, be still to let the students speak.” or maybe “Teachers, be still and let the students speak.” Either one work work.
Yes, yes, yes! Perfect. Thank you,
Done! Thank You Thank You!
All things are easey,that are done willingly.