My favorite way to guide a conversation in a classroom is by using a talking stick. The talking stick, also called a speaker’s staff, may be passed around a group as a symbol of their right to speak. I personally use a POOL NOODLE as my talking stick. I simply explain to the class that we are going to haveContinue reading “MR. TALKING STICK”


A few years ago I was with a great teacher friend of mine, Lance Bridges, when he received a phone call from his daughter who had been on a day trip with some friends. I heard Lance ask his daughter, “Honey, what was your HIGH (favorite part) of the trip?” I then heard him ask, “What wasContinue reading “HIGH LOW TEACHING STRATEGY”