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Whip Around Technique
Transcript of Whip Around Technique
Tara H. & Shab N. What is the Whip Around Technique? Basic Steps for Whip Around Whip Around Modifications Clearly communicate the topic or question to the students
Allow proper wait time (1 minute-2 minutes)
Students share their answer or idea to the class as quickly as possible, turning, or whipping around to the student speaking next. The modification possibilities for the whip around activity are endless!
Consider the following options:
Rearrange seating so students are sitting in a circle and the whip around is more fluid
Use the whip around technique as a pre-test and post-test for assessing student learning
History content: Have students trace historical events chronologically with the whip around technique
Science content: Have students whip around and share lab results or findings amongst other groups/rest of class
Math content: Have students review formulas and discuss math theories
English content: Have students share essay topics or book report choices/titles/themes Works Cited: Technique developed by Jack Conklin, PhD.
The whip around technique is a strategy used by teachers to initiate discussion or assess student understanding.
Serves several functions: helps students recall facts, allows for student comments to serve as review, gets students prepared to learn, and sparks a rich discussion Whip Around Rules 1. Answers must be short.
2. Everyone should respond as quickly as possible.
3. All answers are accepted.
4. Everyone participates.
5. No "editorial comments" about others' statements. Class Activity Whip Around! 1. Rearrange your seats into a circle
2. Silently read the topic written on the board.
3. Think about this until we call on the first person.
4. Whip Around! In a circle, each person will share their thoughts and ideas. If you need more time to think, feel free to "pass" and we will return to you shortly.
5. Prepare to have a short discussion after everyone has commented or answered.
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