Use wait time in your questioning. Students will figure out that you will pass on them in 2 to 3 seconds if they don’t respond….. and they will wait it out. Beat them at their game.! There is no "magic" number, but up to 10-15 seconds is appropriate if needed. This may also depend on the subject matter. However, be cautious with students who honestly struggle and provide cues if needed. Too much wait time can also cause embarrassment.
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ARTHUR BROOD TEACHER