You want your students to feel accountable for their learning and contributions in class.
Discussion is fantastic in a English classroom! A Numbered Heads Together activity is a great way to get students discussing positively and coming to group consensus on a topic. Here are the instructions for Numbered Heads Together:
- Students number off 1-4.
- Teacher asks question to students.
- Students stand up, think, discuss and write down ideas.
- Teams sit down once they are done.
- Teacher calls a number at random. That number will answer.
To build in more safety, you might like to get a randomiser app that will choose a number. This will ensure that students do not feel that you are not ‘picking on them’, but rather the computer/iPad is.