Looking for a simple way to add some higher-level discussion to your class? Try this proven strategy.
- Place a sign in each corner of your room, marking A, B, C, and D corners.
- Pose a multiple choice question related to your content.
- Ask learners to go to a corner that represents THE WRONG ANSWER, and explain to someone else why the choice is a wrong answer.
- After a minute, ask for a volunteer from each of the wrong answer corners to explain their thinking.
Not only does this strategy raise the level of thinking and discussion, it also reduces the tendency of some learners to just follow the crowd to the ‘right answer corner.’ Give it a try and let me know how it works for you!