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This strategy will help students to:

  • learn new concepts

  • reflect on changes in their understanding, skills and attitudes.



Sitting in a circle facing each other, introduce students to a topic and invite them to share their opinions, one at a time.

Avoid going around the circle in a linear way as this places pressure on the next person in line to speak. 

Remind students about their 'right to pass' in the group agreement especially when discussing senstive topics.

Use a 'talking stick' - an object used to indicate who is talking (to ensure that only one person is speaking at a time). A soft object, such as a foam ball or toy, can be passed or rolled to the next student that would like to speak.