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The direct impact of these changes on my pupils is that the pupils are given the chance to work things out for themselves, to explore various possibilities and to change their minds.  They know that they will have a decent amount of time to discuss the question and they do not feel under pressure to reach a quick answer.  My pupils are far less obsessed with being right and are more willing to change their opinion as the discussion progresses, whereas previously many of them would have viewed this as some sort of admission of defeat I think this leads to higher levels of pupil engagement for all.  The quieter students are becoming more confident about joining the discussion and the more dominant members of the group are improving their ability to really listen to others and actually consider their points.