Inquiry inviting nonverbal responses
Participation encompasses more than voicing a response. Though open-ended questions create opportunities for discussion, not all visitors will be comfortable with voicing their ideas, so some opportunities should be presented on the tour for nonverbal participation. For example, English language learners on your tour may not be able to completely follow all questions and responses. If the tour only allows for verbal participation, they will begin to disengage. For Art Adventure tours, remember that not all students easily recall and communicate the information that was shared in the classroom. A chance to participate in a nonverbal manner is inclusive and often re-engages visitors.