Protocol Overview and Instructions:
Talking Chips is a good way to check for understanding and it can help to make sure each person in the group is heard. It is also a good way to set the platform for the next activity or the next day. This protocol makes sure that not one student dominates the conversation and that you can hear each students' concerns and thoughts.
Talking Chips Protocol Instructions
This strategy went really well and the students enjoyed it. Students who tend to be more quiet had some questions about the chips/crayons. It was tricky for those students who like to talk all the time. Students thought the protocol was successful because they could talk and not get interrupted by other students.
“Good. We were able to all talk without interruptions.”
“Good. We all could share and compliment each other.”
Meet the Educator:
I have been teaching in Grand Haven for 10 years- 6 as a 1st grade educator and 4 as a 4th grade educator. Also I am the head coach for GH Varsity Boys Soccer.
“PBL and Design thinking gives my students to collaborate and think authentically. I like the chance to connect with community and for my students to be a part of something that inspires them to grow.”