You want your students to collaborate equally.
A Think, Pair, Share is a fundamental cooperative activity that you can run with students if you want them to interact, brainstorm and develop ideas.
Provide students with a question; for example, what makes a great story?
- Students think for 10 seconds (This is to build in safety and ensure students are thinking about their response).
- Students share equally, provided with 30 seconds each to share. After 1 minute, stop students to revise as a class and review ideas on the whiteboard.
- To add an additional element to the activity, you might assign Partner A and B. At the end of the activity, you can say “Partner B stand up and share your idea to the class.” Remember to remind students at the start of the activity that this might occur, so should be prepared to share.