Teaching Strategies

The Doughnut

The doughnut activity enables students to have a structured conversation with several people in a short space of time. It is particularly suitable for younger students.

  1. The students stand in two concentric circles facing each other.
  2. Working with the partner they face, they take it in turns to share information and ideas or ask each other questions.
  3. At a signal from the teacher the outside circle moves a given number of places clockwise.
  4. Students now report to the new partner what was said between themselves and their previous partner.
  5. These steps can be repeated.
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