Think Time

Giving Students Think Time...

Giving students time to think about their answers before they are required to respond allows them the opportunity to formulate their language and expand on their primary thoughts regarding a subject.

Research suggests if a think time of just 3 seconds between a teachers' prompt and a students answer is enacted that the number of volunteered, appropriate answers greatly increases

Most teachers find that the length and correctness of responses greatly increases if students are given time to "think about it" before they respond to a question.

In the video example, Tina allows the students almost 10 seconds of think time before she requires an answer. This gives her English learners time to form a complete answer to the question that has been asked.