Entering class: Check in with Mr. Rimmey and Draw for Random Placement to being in Inner or Outer Circle If not prepared, inform Mr. Rimmey , and when class is told to shift into the circle, pull a desk along wall and sit there. Questions are lobbed in by outer circle to inner circle.
A eight second count by Mr. Rimmey will be carried out before each question is answered for the first time.
People must signal if they want to answer
Item will be tossed to each person to speak
Outer circle may not join in the discussion. They can listen, potentially develop follow up questions, and/or take notesMr. Rimmey's A.P. history ClassesInner-Outer Circle
When a topic is exhausted/no longer productive, a new question will be tossed in by a member of the outer circle
This process will continue for half the class, then circles flip and roles reverse
The new inner circle may not revisit a previous topic, unless to make a basic correction on an error in fact by the previous inner circle (that was not corrected by the members of the previous circle)Mr. Rimmey's A.P. history Classes Inner-Outer Circle
Grading question will be tossed in by a member of the outer circle
Must speak on two topics (in substantial way) for full score of “100.”
If only speak to one even if multiple times, the score earned is a “50”
If don’t speak, or what you say lacks substance (“I agree” is not substantive), the score earned is a “7 ½” (for a maximum total of “15.)”
If unprepared, the score is a “10” (if engaged in note taking)Mr. Rimmey's A.P. history Classes Inner-Outer Circle
End of class question will be tossed in by a member of the outer circle
After both circles have discussed topics, the last 5 minutes are for total room discussion, summary of notes, and/or writing summaries in your notebooks.
Please note, not all potential topic areas you may have planned upon may be discussed, or may be discussed by the Inner Circle when you are in it. You may be trapped in the outer circle and cannot take part.Mr. Rimmey's A.P. history Classes Inner-Outer Circle