Looking for a great way to get students up out of their seats? The name of this strategy comes from the term tableau vivant which means “living picture.” Try using this tableau checklist to guide students to create a still picture, without talking, to capture and communicate the meaning of a concept. Students must truly understand the meaning of a concept or idea in order to communicate it using physical poses, gestures, and facial expressions rather than words. This collaborative strategy is great for kinesthetic learners and allows all students to be creative while working together to build on their comprehension of a concept.
Examples: Show me...
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The effects of the Great Depression!
The difference between division and multiplication!
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