Strategies for Equal Participation

  • Small group–each member shares round robin before presenting
  • Team evaluation
  • Student designation (numbered desks, random shape, color, playing/Uno cards)
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Partners (“They said…” “I heard…”)
  • Reader/text marker then trade & share
  • Group roles/content specialist
  • Tell them ahead of time all will be called on today
  • Whiteboard responses
  • Random names
  • Cold call
  • Parking lot
  • Pre-assigned roles
  • Pick stick app
  • Kagan selector tools
  • Post-it notes
  • Classroom performance system
  • Socrative
  • Roles, tasks, duties
  • Equal amount of time
  • Differentiate (language, ability)
  • Spinning names
  • Role rotations
  • White board answering
  • Individual exit slips
  • Participation grades
  • Seating arrangements
  • Talking chips/cards
  • Options in how to participate
  • Partner talk
  • Rally Coach
  • Seating chart to keep track
  • Grade grid from Edsby–check for right or question generating
  • Beach ball
  • Yarn spider web
  • Unknown answer? Student can ask a question, come back to him/her later
  • Popcorn
  • 3×5 cards with names
  • Jigsaw
  • Nearpod
  • Numbered heads review
  • Trail runs
  • Hot potato
  • Philosophical chairs with talking chips
  • Thumbs up/down
  • Fist of five
  • Active listening strategies
  • 3 strikes /  Penny for your Thoughts (variations of Talking Chips)

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