Equity sticks are a simple yet effective tool that teachers can use to ensure fairness and inclusivity in the classroom.
By using equity sticks, every student has an equal opportunity to participate and contribute to class activities, creating a learning environment where all students feel valued and heard. Equity sticks also help to prevent bias and favoritism by randomly selecting students, eliminating any potential for teacher bias in choosing who gets to participate.
This promotes fairness, active engagement, and the development of important social and communication skills.
Here are some resources to help you learn more about Equity Sticks and how to use them in the classroom.
Using Equity sticks ensures that every voice is heard, sending the message that all students are valued and their participation is essential.
Here's a video showing equity sticks in action.
Explore the difference between a "cold call" and the use of equity sticks. One can be more strategic than the other.
This app is great for randomly selecting students for teams. Team Shake allows you to input student information and customize groups based on different variables.
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