The other day I had an "AH HA" moment, (well more like a "DUH MISSY" moment) when I was watching a think, pair, share video. The teacher in the video gave the student who was to talk first a sticker. Last year I taught first grade and though we usually had no problems with think, pair, share and student conferring there were a couple times the students wanted to argue who was going first rather than conferring. I am not a huge fan of stickers so I thought "How nice would 'talking sticks' be?" So I made some that night. Teaching Kindergarten this year I think this will be a great way to introduce think, pair, share and student conferring! I can't wait!