Working on class discussions? Talking chips are a super simple way to build student capacity for participating in discussions. They encourage students who normally don't participate and control the discussion hogs at the same time... without hurt feelings!
Can be used multiple ways:
-- Distribute a determined amount (based on discussion time) to each student. As students respond, you collect their discussion chip. Discussion continues until all chips are used.
-- Use in small groups in the same way as described above. Post a question and have students discuss. As each student participates, the chip is placed in a pile. Students redistribute the chips as each new question is posted.
-- Print chips on different color paper. Use the colors to group students into discussion groups as use as described above.