Start Dating activities for discussion

Dating activities for discussion

Note that these are not strict categories; it’s certainly possible to simplify or add more meat to any of these structures and still make them work. These are smaller techniques that can be integrated with other instructional strategies and don’t really stand alone.

If you’ve struggled to find effective ways to develop students’ speaking and listening skills, this is your lucky day. The first batch contains the higher-prep strategies, formats that require teachers to do some planning or gathering of materials ahead of time.

Next come the low-prep strategies, which can be used on the fly when you have a few extra minutes or just want your students to get more active.

I had a timer going on the board and for 2 minutes they had to have “lids down” and just have a conversation.

If there's one thing that can ruin a first date and ensure a woman's first impression of you is a bad one, it's crappy conversation.

Then, I create a slideshow that had 7 discussion topics, one on each slide. We have gone 1:1 this year so each student has a Google Chromebook.

However, I didn’t want them to focus on filling out the organizer the entire time.

The problem wasn’t them; in most of the classrooms where they’d sat as students, that’s exactly what a class discussion looked like.