What is Wait Time Two?
My friend was SO excited to share with me that wait time two is the time you wait, the same approximate 2-3 seconds after a student answers before you speak again. Immediately my brain started swimming through the application of this. I mean, we always want our students to elaborate on their answers, and what a great way to tell them that we are expecting more without saying, “Tell me more,” until we are blue in the face.
When I Tried Wait Time Two
I had to try it out, and right away. I didn’t have any students readily available, so I went with another friend. After asking a basic question, “How was your day?” She answered with the basic, “You know, busy,” I continued to wait rather than offering feedback, and sure enough, she elaborated on her day by telling me all about what was going on in her life.
AMAZING. I mean life changing amazing.
Wait Time Two Challenge
So, my challenge to you is to try it out. Give it a try with your students, a friend, your significant other, and then let me know how it goes in the comments because I think this is going to be a game changer!
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