Sticks & Spoons: An Engagement Strategy Transcript
Speaker 1: Greeting team number three. One strategy that we use to encourage student voice, student participation and student engagement in our lessons and activities, is we use a strategy called Sticks and Spoons.
Purple team number two. The students are sitting in teams. Each of those teams is assigned a color and they come up with their own numbers between one and four. In our cup, we have sticks that are labeled with those colors. The spoons are labeled with the numbers. Can we try to get something, some other important facts up there as well? Take a second and think about that.
One thing with Sticks and Spoons is we always want to make sure that the students have had a chance to talk with their team and feel comfortable with what they're going to share before we pull that stick and spoon.
Blue team number one. If there are more than four students on that team, we would double up. Sometimes we'll strategically assign the numbers and if we have a very limited English proficient student, we'll maybe pair them up with a student with stronger English, also has the same number so that they can support each other.
Red team number five. There is a number five spoon in the cup and it means anybody on that team can answer.
Purple team number two.
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Speaker 3: Oh yeah. There were no public schools before the Civil War.
Speaker 1: All students are expected to answer. There's no passing involved.
Let's take maybe two more.
We find that this really helps students to stay engaged because they can be called at anytime.