Encouraging Communication

In a previous post Risk It All, I described one of my favourite games to use with mini whiteboards. But there are lots of other great activities I like to use with mini whiteboards that involve my pupils working together to solve a problem.

Here are a few that encourage the pupils to focus on how they communicate their answers:

(1) Relay Race

For this game, I arrange the pupils into groups of 5 or 6 and they stand one behind each other in a column. Continue reading

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Risk It All

There is a game I play with my classes that all my pupils love (they even request it). I call the game RISK.

Here’s how to play:

  • Each pupil in the class is given a mini whiteboard, pen and cloth
  • I get each pupil to draw a margin down the right hand side of the board and write 30 points at the top of the margin

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