Description: A quicker version of think-pair-share, ask students a higher-order thinking question and ask them to talk about it with a neighbor for 1-2 minutes before asking pairs to share out their thinking to the whole group.

Benefits: This is a quick process that can be inserted into a class session multiple times. By asking students to explain their answer to a neighbor and to critically consider their neighbor’s responses, this approach helps students articulate newly formed mental connections.


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