Think Pair Share is a strategy that can be used to get students to collaborate to answer a question or solve a problem. Students begin by compiling their own understandings in relation to the prompt (Think). They then discuss those thoughts with a partner and talk about their common understandings and misunderstandings (Pair). Finally, they provide a synopsis of their duo’s response to the question (Share). This strategy gives students a chance to reflect on big course concepts, encourages students to engage with course concepts, and gives less outgoing students the opportunity to have a voice in class.
Tools to Consider Using
- Paper and pencil (in person)
- Zoom breakout rooms (online) – for Pair step specifically
- Jamboard (in person or online) – for Share step specifically
At a Glance
timerClass Time Requirements: 10 Minutes to 1 Hour
timerPreparation Time: Medium
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