Running a Turn & Talk

You know that kids should be participating - all of them, as often as possible. And you know that your job is to get them thinking, writing, and saying smart things. The Turn and Talk is a teaching strategy designed to improve both the participation and thinking ratio of your lessons. It seems like a pretty simple and intuitive teacher move: it's kids turning, and talking, in pairs. But unless you plan strategically, you won't get your students talking or thinking at a rigorous level. This Mini will walk you through the nuance of planning and executing effective Turn & Talks.