Students are given time during class to process information and focus on relevant topics.
- <5 minutes
When to use it?
- When you want to hold students' attention when you notice it's starting to wane.
- When you want to stimulate active listening.
- When you want to provide time for students to catch-up with their notes.
- When you want to assess how students are grasping the topics that are discussed.
- Structure your lesson in chunks of 12-15 minutes or per key topic.
- InstructLet the students know at the beginning of your lesson that they will have time during the lecture to fine-tune their notes. Start teaching a 'chunk'.
Give the students 2-3 minutes to catch up on their notes and write down the key takeaways and/or the questions they still have
Have students share either in pairs or as a group their key takeaways and possible questions.
Tips for implementation & variation
- Online teaching: You can use the chat or the built-in whiteboard of the video lecture tool to let students share their 3-5 key takeaways and/or any questions they might have.
- You can ask your students to discuss their notes with different students per pause. That way they can learn from others than just their friends.