Mr. Brown's Science classes recently used a new Visual Thinking strategy called Chalk Talk in their class. Is it fun and the best part is NO TALKING just a lot of THINKING going on!
Students are given a topic or a question on a large piece of paper and they write their thoughts down. They then move to the next paper with a different question or topic and respond to it or they can respond to what the other students wrote down. It continues until all groups have had a chance to comment on all the other groups papers. Some really interesting comments are the result.