Here’s how I’ve put together this activity: I always get great feedback from teachers and students with this activity…they love it!By the final round, about half of the students will typically have a book that they want to check out.These events can be massive in countries like China, where a nationally imbalanced ratio of men to women has intensified the pressure to get married by the right age.More traditional approaches, such as posting personal ads in a newspaper’s classified section, are still around as well.The design should be intentional and well-thought-out.Here’s how I set up my speed dating model this semester.Then you can decide whether you want to pursue that person… Employing a speed dating model in the classroom in place of a panel can be an effective way for students to learn a variety of perspectives in a short amount of time.This model improves and enhances student engagement and “creates learning that is active, collaborative, and fosters learning relationships” (Zepke and Leach, 2013).
My previous experiences facilitating successful panel discussions led me to believe that a panel would be a good method to use here. In an effort to create a panel that represented a diversity of functions and practitioners, I ended up with too many panelists and, consequently, an ineffective exercise.1) What do people commonly do on dates in your country? 3) Have you ever tried to set up a friend with someone? Nowadays, teens exchange emoticon-filled messages on cell phones and social networking sites. If you had her number, you could gather yourguts and phone her on her family’s telephone line, but you’d have to get through her father (or mother) just to talk to her.One of the most powerful things I can do for my students is work to promote reading for fun and helping students find books that they will enjoy.I feel like middle school is one of those key times in life where many students either take the path to become a life-long reader…or not.