||Post It Poll
|This simple strategy is useful prior to a debate or discussion as a way for instructional planners to see if there are actually differences of opinion that might enhance the discussion (or require the teacher to assume a “devil’s advocate” role). This strategy can also be used to invite changes of opinion and to gauge the impact of the discussion.
- Distribute 1 small sticky note to each student.
- Ask students to write their names on the sticky note.
- Introduce a topic for discussion or debate topic and pose the topic as a question (e.g. representation - how should elected representatives represent us?).
- Post signs on opposite sides of the board that identify different positions students might take in the discussion or debate (e.g. trustee v instructed delegate).
- Invite the students to walk up to the board and place their sticky note under the sign (i.e. position) that they support.
- Conduct the debate.
- Invite those who have changed their minds as a result of the discussion to go up to the board and move their sticky note.
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