Buzz Groups

#plenary #building community #collaboration #

• Break class into small groups (3-6 students).
• Each group discusses the topic or question on their own for a few minutes to generate arguments, answers, or ideas.
• Once time is up, have each small group share one idea, answer, or argument with the class. Record ideas on the board.

See also #think-pair-share, also called I-G-P (individual, group, plenary)

Keep in mind that the larger the group, the less opportunity each student will have to participate in their small group discussion.