Snowball Teacher Training

This is a teaching/learning strategy. Provide each student with a small scrap piece of paper (approximately the size of ¼ of an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper). Ask each student to write down one response to a given question. Students should write their answer in the middle of their sheet, and then scrunch the paper into a ball. When you call “Snowball”, students are to throw the paper balls to a designated spot in the room. Students will then retrieve one snowball, and take it back to their desk. Ask them to open the snowball, and to read the response in the middle of the piece of paper. The activity can continue where students add information to the sheet and repeat the above process.