They didn’t know any other “formats.” I have only ever been familiar with a few myself.But when teachers began contacting me recently asking for a more comprehensive list, I knew it was time to do some serious research.For each strategy, you’ll find a list of other names it sometimes goes by, a description of its basic structure, and an explanation of variations that exist, if any.To watch each strategy in action, click on its name and a new window will open with a video that demonstrates it. Basic Structure: Stations or posters are set up around the classroom, on the walls or on tables.From a total of 110 teaching staff, we set up about 50 tables in total.On each side of a table, were two seats facing each other.actually meant the teacher would do most of the talking; He would throw out a couple of questions like “So what did you think about the video? ” and a few students would respond, resulting in something that like a discussion, but was ultimately just a conversation between the teacher and a handful of extroverted students; a classic case of Fisheye Teaching.
Most of these units will be implemented sometime this semester.You could have only seven or eight characters and have the other students ask questions and the characters answer questions as those characters. If you have to cover generals or presidents, each student could take a role as one of them. Each kid could take a type of problem and teach how to do that problem. It would be a great review for midterms, finals, or state testing.Or you could use this for world countries or even states. If you have some other ideas, please add them below. There are so many ways that you could use this strategy.Speed dating is a strategy to “spice” up your classroom. Each student is assigned a character, reads the description and studies the character.The concept is to have two rows of students each with a concept or person to teach. They fill out a chart with the information and of course, have textual evidence to support findings.