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PostSubject: 5 Ways to Make Class Discussions More Exciting   22nd August 2015, 5:12 pm

The best discussions keep everyone active, either by sharing or thinking. Even those students who rarely, if ever, contribute can still participate in other ways. Here are five  favorite ways to design discussions in a dynamic and exciting manner.
  

1. Lightning Rounds

Just the name "lightning round" suggests energy. Make it even more dramatic by playing up the concept of speed, fun and excitement.

2. Throw the Ball

When you ask a discussion question, call on students by letting them catch a ball. With young children, you can use a beach ball and roll it to students in a circle. Older students can catch a beach ball or nerf football. This way of calling on students can either be a lot of fun and full of energy, or it can be a disaster. Be sure to keep the throwing distance short enough to prevent chaos. Make the rules clear and stop if they are broken:

  1. Do not intercept the ball.
  2. Do not throw the ball at another student.
  3. Do not try to break anything in the class with the ball.

3. Group Answers

Two commonly used discussion techniques can be put together to allow a discussion that involves everybody at the same time.

4. Agreements

Keep each question going longer by engaging more students in the discussion. When the first student answers a question, ask another student if he or she agrees or disagrees with that answer. Then ask another student, and keep going until at least five students have participated in each question.

5. Questionnaires

A fun way to discuss famous people or fictional characters is to choose someone you are studying. Divide the class into groups of two or three, and have each group come up with three to five questions they would like to ask that person in an interview style.


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PostSubject: Re: 5 Ways to Make Class Discussions More Exciting   5th September 2015, 3:52 pm

When we become a teacher in the near future then we work at school.
Maybe we will use these tips in class.
Thank you for sharing, I will bring your technique to use in class.

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PostSubject: Re: 5 Ways to Make Class Discussions More Exciting   5th September 2015, 6:13 pm

This is a good activity to help students organize their ideas!!!
I search for some source that you can follow up and find the topic for discussion!! Very Happy

Where to find discussion topics

A good place to start is iteslj.org, which has a large selection of topics, each with a long list of questions.

Tefltunes.com provides songs that can be used to introduce a discussion topic and to look at it through the song’s lyrics. If you prefer your discussion topics to be current affairs, check out Breaking News English for the latest articles.

Rewordify takes a text and simplifies the language so that it is easier to read or understand. Intermediate students may like this site because it can help them increase their vocabulary and improve their reading comprehension.

Alternatively, you can encourage the students to think of their own topics. You could even get them to work in groups to create questions for other groups to discuss.

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