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Like many teachers, I really enjoy class discussions with a lot of participation, made even more enjoyable by students actively listening to their peers, while being mindful of making substantial contributions to class discussion. I created a rubric to hold students accountable for the fishbowl discussion. The descriptors are a series of observable behaviors, both positive and negative. Students "spy" on another classmate, and record how many times they see their focus student engage in the discussion. To ensure fairness, students do not know who is watching them, and the teacher can still tally the number of times every student utters something to have backup accountability.