Save the Last Word (protocol) This protocol requires all students to speak and listen actively. With this structure, it encourages reserved students to participate and frequent speakers to listen.
Fishbowl Discussion (strategy) Fishbowl discussions help students develop their active listening and discussion techniques by having them practice the role of listener and discusser. There are many variations of this strategy depending on the desired outcome or focus of the discussion.
L.I.S.T.E.N (routine) This mnemonic is a list of tips for students to remember when they are working with others. It helps break down the steps of being a good listener and collaborator.
Jigsaw (strategy) Jigsaw discussions encourage active listening and questioning by splitting up the comprehension task so that each student is an expert on one section of it. Students must listen to each other and discuss ideas to understand the full concept or reading.
Chalk Talk (routine) Chalk talk is a visible thinking routine that encourages everyone to share their ideas and opinions and be heard. By silently writing ideas, everyone gets a voice and is able to learn self-management skills as well.
Write Arounds (strategy) Write arounds are a way not only for students to discuss their ideas through writing and a debrief discussion, but also give and receive meaningful feedback.
Circle of Viewpoints (routine) This routine helps students recognize, value, and consider diverse perspectives. Students work on gaining a greater understanding of others' feelings and thinking, and it helps them develop a broader, more nuanced and complete understanding of a topic, event, or issue.
Micro-Lab Protocol (routine) This routine ensures equal participation during small group discussion. Students share their ideas and question in a structured, timed sequence, working on their listening skills and equity of discussion.