Thursday, September 11, 2014

Concept Speed Dating

I hung out in a Sociology room this morning and watched a great teacher prepare her students for a test.  

Through the course of a block the students experienced a variety of ways to dig in to the content.  I watched a debate over immigration policy, personal time to process what the debate incapsulated and the speed dating.

And what you may ask is Speed Dating?  Students were assigned a concept and had a minute to share that concept with a partner before the right side of the table rotated to the right.  In a very short time students were able to jigsaw a complete study sheet. But, that wasn't all, after the concept speed dating students self assessed each concept by circling a yes or no on their sheet. 

Mind work + movement = effective review

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