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Lesson Plan 21: Yield or Jump In? Creating Balanced Class Discussions

Creating Balanced Class Discussions Grade Levels: Time Frame: Overview:

Speaking Up: Go over some tips that will help reluctant students speak up in class. For example, jotting down an answer before saying it sometimes helps. Tell students to keep paper available during discussions in case they want to jot anything down before sharing. Also remind them that there are no wrong answers and that a person who doesn’t have any bad ideas doesn’t have enough ideas!