Questions or discussion about Kagan theory, research, or implementing Kagan in your classroom.


Post by larreola » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:39 am

What is the best thing to do when attempting this strategy and there is an odd number of students in the class?

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Re: StandUp-HandUp-PairUp

Post by krisosthoff » Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:02 am

Thanks for the great question! Thanks for implementing Kagan structures!
When you have an odd number of students in StandUp-HandUp-PairUp, you will make one group of three.
If you are asking a question with lots of possible answers (list), as you know, your students will do a RallyRobin in pairs. However, your one triad will do a Continuous RoundRobin.
If you ask a question that is open-ended and your students will be sharing a lengthy response, as you know, you will have your students do a Timed Pair Share. For your one triad in Timed Pair Share, add some additional time for the second turn, so the two students can split the time. For example, if the first turn is 30 seconds, then the second turn (for the two to split) could be 45 seconds. Depending on how old your students are, you can have them watch your visible timer to know when to switch for sharing that second turn. If you have younger students, have your triad close to you, so you can direct them when to switch for that shared turn.
All the best,