The first speed-dating event took place at Peet’s Café in Beverly Hills in late 1998.Usually advance registration is required for speed dating events.The students seem to enjoy it, and it is a good way to expose them to multiple prompts, keep them focused and engaged, cut down on the sheer quantity of papers you are grading.(The lesson and links/printables I’m including are intended to be used with an AP Language and Composition class but can easily be adapted to fit your needs.)Here’s how it works: Students are seated in rows and prompts are distributed.I prepare mine ahead of time with room for each step of the process provided under the prompt (see above), but you don’t have to do that.At the end of the event participants submit to the organizers a list of who they would like to provide their contact information to.If there is a match, contact information is forwarded to both parties.Start off by making sure everyone knows what 'speed dating' means.
Search Associates is one of several organisations currently holding educator job fairs worldwide.The bottom line is – students should become VERY familiar with the first prompt they are given.* Once they have identified the task of the prompt/ what is being asked of them, they should WRITE A CLEAR THESIS STATEMENT in response.If they have immediate ideas for evidence that can be used to support their thesis, I encourage them to jot those ideas down below to help out the next guy, but they are only responsible for the thesis.Step 2: Reconfigure the desks in the classroom into a long line.The male superheroes will sit on one side and the female characters on the other. (e.g., 30 students—15 male & 15 female cards) Procedure Step 1: Divide the class into small groups.Provide each group with two superhero cards (see Appendix A).