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Ever have that problem with a new class - especially beginners - where the students mumble or whisper and wont speak up.? A nice non threatening way I've found of encouraging them is by using the board eraser as if it was a TV controller/commander. IE pressing the button to increase the volume. It invariably inokes the right response and encourages other students to do likewise, where they may not feel like making a spoken request. Helps break the ice too!

Name: David O'Byrne
Email: dobyrne@bilgi.edu.tr
Location: Istanbul, Turkey

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