Active Engagement Strategies to Use in Your Classroom Essay

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Unit 6, Chiltern House, Waterside, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 1PS Tel: 0207 0001735 Fax: 0207 0224976 Email: ask@pivotaleducation.com Website:www.PivotalEducation.com Back Home: http://www.pivotaleducation.com Back to Resource Area: Back to Resource Area: http://www.pivotaleducation.com/free-resources/ Contact Us: ellie@pivotaleducation.com Active Engagement Strategies to Use in Your Classroom Reproduced with kind permission of Helen Day Please note that this document is protected by copyright and may not be reproduced without permission. To seek permission to reproduce this document in any form, please email ellie@pivotaleducation.com Memory Map – Divide the class up into groups of 4. Ask one student from each group to come up and view a picture/diagram/mind map for ten seconds. They then return to their group and draw or write all they can remember. Ask the second person to repeat the exercise and to build upon what the first person has contributed. Repeat until all 4 students have had a go. One Minute Buzz - Make the following suggestion to students: ‘For one minute, discuss with your partner the subject of your last lesson and your key learning’. Ask students to be prepared to share this with the class. Listening Triads - Organise students into groups of three and give each student a number 1, 2 and 3. Write three statements on to the board. Statement 1 is explained to the triad by student number 1, and statement 2 by student number 2, etc. Each student has one minute to explain their statement to the group. © Helen Day 2011 2 Freeze Frame - Ask groups of five students to freeze-frame or create a living snapshot of their learning so far. Taboo - Describe a word, concept, character, event, calculation or formula to a partner or group, without saying the taboo words. Sequencing - In advance, cut up some sections of text and place into
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