How to engage quiet students
As teachers you want all students to engage and debate a subject, answer questions and discuss ideas. Often the experience is that the same students eagerly raise their hands to contribute, while others remain inactive. Why not make some variation with debate groups in Fronter?
Step 1) Create a problem to solve, a topic to discuss or a question to answer.
Step 2) Within a Resource tool, create a forum, select which of the five different types of forum fits your purpose, and insert the text from step one in the description field.
Step 3) Create as many folders as you want discussion groups. For each folder, select 'Customise access' and 'Select from participant list'. From the list, tick the names of the particular students that should be part of that particular group.
Step 4) Copy the forum into each folder.
Step 5) Ask ALL students to take part in a subject debate! Now you have small groups where each student has equal opportunity to contribute, even for students who need some time to formulate their ideas and opinions, this way learning is targeted to allow all pupils an opportunity to flourish.
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I work for the Fronter Academy (the name we give our training department) training new and existing Fronter users on how to become experts and use all the functionality Fronter allows. I know what it is teachers want, and the challengers they face. How do I know this? Well I used to work as a secondary school teacher at a Fronter school.