Think-Pair-Share is a simple but powerful technique for creating engaged learners. Learn the process for integrating Think-Pair-Share activities into your classroom to engage learners. Forcing learners to individually think about a concept or content and then asking them to share their findings with a fellow learner or student creates a deep learning and leads to motivated and engaged learners.
- One of the keys to actively involving students…in the learning process is to create activities…in which they must think about and manipulate…the ideas and concepts beings discussed.…Combining physical activity with cognitive activity…is a great way to foster learning.…One way to do this is to employ several variations…of the Think-Pair-Share process.…The basic idea is simple.…First, give the learners a question, a diagram to draw,…or an activity around a certain topic.…Give the learners something to think about.…
Then divide the students into groups of two.…This is the paring part.…And then ask them to share their thinking, answers,…drawings, or ideas with fellow classmates.…One variation of this exercise…is to divide the students into groups of two…and give each students slightly different subjects…to talk about.…In an English class, for example,…you might give one student a prompt,…such as "What was the main struggle in the novel Moby Dick?"…And then give the other student a prompt,…such as, "What was the main struggle in The Scarlet Letter?"…
- Understanding the value of engaged learners
- Using index cards and flip charts
- Role playing
- Asking learners to give presentations
- Using blogs, wikis, and other collaborative tools