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1 Modified Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Think-Pair-Share 1

2 Agenda  What is it?  Why use it?  When do we use it?  Things to consider  Next Steps 2

3 What is it?  Think-Pair-Share is a strategy designed to provide students with time to formulate individual thoughts and then share those ideas with another student (Lyman, 1981).  This is how it works:  1. THINK: The teacher asks an open-ended question and asks the students to take a few moments to think about the question.  2. PAIR: Using designated partners, students pair up and talk about the answer each came up with for the question.  3. SHARE: After the pair has a few moments to talk, the teacher brings the full group back together and calls on pairs to explain their thinking. 3

4  Let’s try it…  Activity: If you were Superman and there were no phone booths to change in, where would you change?  1. THINK  2. PAIR  3. SHARE  Debrief: What did you like about the format of this activity? Brainstorm at your table reasons to use this in your classroom.` 4

5 Why use it?  “Think Time” increases quality of student responses  Students become actively involved in thinking about the concept being presented  Students retain information better once they have been given an opportunity to process the new information individually and then with another student 5

6 Why use it? (con’t)  Students can make connections, through conversation, to prior knowledge  Misconceptions can reveal themselves (and be resolved) during these discussions  Students are more willing to participant in a pair discussion than a full group  Easy to use at any time  Easy to use in large classes  100% of students are actively involved at one time 6

7 When do we use it?  Thinking  Communication  Information Sharing  Let’s Think-Pair-Share: In content areas, turn to a partner and list 2 ways that you can use this strategy in your classroom – be ready to share one way with the group. 7

8 Things to consider  Management Tips:  Identify partners, such as Partner A and Partner B  Use a timer and set specific time limits for each partner to share  Practice with non-content examples and set protocols for think time and discussion time  Use a quiet sign to get students’ attention  Monitor the conversations –  are they “on-task” discussions  are there any misconceptions  discover the level of conceptual understanding in the room 8

9 Things to consider (con’t)  Variations of this strategy:  Think-Write-Pair-Share – students write down their individual ideas before discussing with their partner – more accountability  Stand Up - Hand Up – Pair Up (SUHUPU) – get students up and moving around the room to Think-Pair-Share (Kagan, 2005)  Note-taking and Summarizing – how can Think-Pair- Share or Think-Write-Pair-Share be used by students for note-taking and summarizing? 9

10 Manatee Core Curriculum:  Get out your MCC manual, and find your next unit. Look for a learning activity that you can use a Think-Pair-Share as the vehicle for discussion.  Chart your learning activities and ways you can use a Think- Pair-Share with your students  How are you going to prepare to use Think-Pair-Share in your classroom?  What explanation of student thinking are you looking for in this activity?  How will you monitor equal participation in the pairs?  How will you clarify misconceptions that occur during the pair discussions? 10

11 Next Steps:  Generate a goal for implementing Think-Pair- Share in your classroom – how often will you use it?  Reflection – determine a time to get together with your colleagues to discuss using Think- Pair-Share 11

12  EXIT SLIP:  Think-Write-Pair-Share  1. Individually, think about how are you going to use Think-Pair-Share in your content area?  2. Individually, write down how you are going to implement this structure into your content area.  3. In pairs, discuss your written thoughts (each person gets 1 minute).  4. Share with your table group one way you and your partner are going to use Think-Pair-Share. 12

13  Next Month:  Word Analysis in your Subject Area  December:  Cooperative Learning Continued 13


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