Think, Pair, Square
Purpose: Students from traditional academic backgrounds may struggle with the idea and practice of group discussions, which are more common in U.S. classrooms. Here’s a technique that may help them ease into the activity.
1) Give the class a discussion question.
2) Ask students to think and talk about the question with a partner.
3) Next, each pair goes and talks to another pair.
4) Now lead a whole-class discussion.