To encourage students to engage with new content, deepen their understanding of complex topics, and express their learning by exploring topics, images, texts and other students’ work.


Students will engage in a higher level thinking through close observation, analysis, and academic conversation.

Action Steps

  • Select items to be shared.
  • Display items across the classroom.
  • Students explore items either individually or with a partner. Students can take notes, use a graphic organizer to capture their thoughts, or use post-it notes to respond to the items displayed.
  • Debrief the gallery walk so that students can discuss the topics, share their learnings, and answer questions.


Alber, Rebecca (2016, December 6) Edutopia.org Retrieved August 2021 from https://www.edutopia.org/blog/enliven-class-discussion-with-gallery-walks-rebecca-alber

Are these strategies helpful?