Speed dating activity for classroom
The students must face each other and then one side, for me usually the guys, must move along one seat and the students “meet” someone new. The students have some basic information and a picture but they must “become” this person and then take it from there.
There is a “scorecard” to fill in, usually by the girls, as well as questions to stimulate conversation.
The design should be intentional and well-thought-out.
Here’s how I set up my speed dating model this semester.
Among other reasons students may cite, active learning often...
In this exercise, students "speed date" each other to practice role plays calling for "chunks" or phrases used for each situation.
This type of approach to teaching is based on the lexical approach or the chunks of language we tend to use to speak about certain situations.
As the instructor and panel moderator, one has to manage the questions from the class as well as rein in the excitement and enthusiasm of the panel participants to impart their wisdom. I asked the class for feedback following the inclusion of two panel discussions.
They loved the panel but wanted to have time to ask more questions and hear more from each person than time allowed.
When I explain speed learning to the students, it is inevitable that one of them will say…