What Are Kagan Structures?
Structures are simple, step-by-step instructional strategies. Most Kagan Structures are designed to increase student engagement and cooperation.
For example, a simple Kagan Structure is a RallyRobin. Rather than
calling on one student at a time, the teacher has all students interacting at once by saying, “Turn to your partner and do a RallyRobin.” During a RallyRobin, students repeatedly take turns, giving one answer each turn to create an oral list. Each student in the class gives several answers.
For longer responses, the teacher might use a different structure, a Timed Pair Share. In a
Timed Pair Share, each student in turn shares for a predetermined time, perhaps only a
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