TPS or Think Pair Share helps students to think individually on any topic. With Think Pair Share, teachers ask students to share their ideas with their classmates in the classroom via communication skills. This not only improves the communication skills of a student but also engages them in classroom activities for comprehensive learning and reading.
The think pair share system is usually used as an effective template to decide upon the text to be read, and develop a set of questions with targeted concepts. TPS ensures the student understands the concept clearly and develops their learning strategies to better retain that topic. There are other interactive activities that can be played in the classroom to increase interaction and engagement.
In the module of think pair share, ‘think’ means that teachers will begin asking questions to the students for specific topics and encourage students to think on those topics. The ‘pair’ module refers to the students gathering in small groups to discuss their ideas and perspectives. Further, ‘share’ means that the student will share their ideas about that topic and add a valuable perspective to the same.
Further, during a TPS activity, the teacher gives way for an open discussion in the classroom among the students, so they interact and develop better relationships with each other.