Depending on whether they agree or disagree with this statement, students move to one side of the room or the other.
Behind each speaker, the remaining group members are seated: two right behind the speaker, then three behind them, and so on, forming a kind of triangle. The four speakers introduce and discuss questions they prepared ahead of time (this preparation is done with their groups).
After some time passes, new students rotate from the seats behind the speaker into the center seats and continue the conversation.
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If you’ve struggled to find effective ways to develop students’ speaking and listening skills, this is your lucky day. The first batch contains the higher-prep strategies, formats that require teachers to do some planning or gathering of materials ahead of time.
Next come the low-prep strategies, which can be used on the fly when you have a few extra minutes or just want your students to get more active.
In less formal variations (which require less prep), a teacher may simply read provocative statements students are likely to disagree on, and a debate can occur spontaneously without a text to refer to (I call this variation This or That in my classroom icebreakers post).
Teachers may also opt to offer a continuum of choices, ranging from “Strongly Agree” on one side of the room, all the way to “Strongly Disagree” on the other, and have students place themselves along that continuum based on the strength of their convictions.
Members of the fourth group are designated as “provocateurs,” tasked with making sure the discussion keeps going and stays challenging.
One person from each group (the “speaker”) sits in a desk facing speakers from the other groups, so they form a square in the center of the room.
Basic Structure: Students are divided into 4 groups.