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TPSM is a mindful & collaborative learning strategy that increases participation, focus and mutual respect among students.

Think, Pair and Share with Mindfulness (TPSM)

Marker Ahmedabad, India
Students use quick mindfulness & yoga techniques integrated with "Think, Pair and Share" learning strategy to work together to solve a problem or answer a question. This strategy empowers them to think deeper by recollecting their prior knowledge, organize their thoughts and then communicate more effectively. Also, It helps students develop a positive & healthy relationship with fellow students.

Mindfulness & Yoga integrated with TPS

“The high participation activities like TPS make students learn and understand better, but they may make the classroom noisy. When techniques like mindful breathing and mindful focus position are integrated with TPS, then the students tend to maintain their calm and composure as well.”

Think, Pair ans Share with integrated mindfulness and yoga is a component of SMILES in Education Program.

TPSM strategy can be used in classroom:
- To connect to the text being read or problem being solved
- To discuss and express individual thoughts and feelings about something
- To solve a problem between students
- To know about different perspectives about something
- To develop critical thinking skills

3 Steps for implementing TPSM:

1. Think mindfully:  Teachers begin by asking a specific question about the text. Students "think" individually about what they know or have learned about the topic by gently rubbing the "Mindful Focus Position" for 30 seconds and breathing deeply. This help them recall their previous knowledge and organize their thoughts.,

2. Pair mindfully:  Each student pairs with another student and smiles at his partner while taking a deep breath. A smile helps them develop mutual respect. Both partners share their thoughts joyfully. 

3. Share mindfully: Teachers expand the "share" into a whole-class discussion. Students share their thoughts with the whole class after taking a deep breath. A deep breath helps them communicate more confidently  and effectively. 

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Intended Outcomes
5 - 18
Age Group
Resources Needed
A mindset to use very quick mindfulness and yoga techniques while using think, pair and share in classroom for collaborative learning.

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Think Mindfully
Focus on the brain with deep breaths to think mindfully.
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Pair Mindfully
Partners smile at each other and then discuss.
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Share Mindfully
Take a deep breath to recollect thoughts and then share ideas.
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