TT010 6 Ways to Check for Understanding (Progress Check)

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Frequent checks for understanding can make learning a lot easier for you and your students. Colin and Michelle outline six simple ways to assess learning, including a few ways to check for understanding instantly, and strategies that provide feedback for your students.

Show Notes:

  • Download our new PDF: 44 Ways to Check for Understanding at www.teachertactics.com/understand [1:35]
  • Segment: Tactic Time [2:16]
  • Instant progress checks [2:41]
    • How to use “thumbs up thumbs down” [3:31]
    • How to use “five fingers” [5:14]
  • Detailed progress checks [6:31]
    • How to use a “cue card study guide” [6:34]
    • How to use a “paper slip/exit slip” [6:34]
  • How to phrase questions that check for understanding to get more honest responses [08:10]
  • The benefits (and drawbacks) of anonymous feedback from students [08:57]
  • Checks with feedback [9:12]
    • How to set up a “review race” [9:21]
    • How to set up a “stress free pop quiz” [10:55]
  • Segment: Your Homework (how to apply this week’s tactic) [12:11]
  • Segment: Potent Quotables [13:25]
  • Like what you heard? Leave us a review on iTunes, or send a teaching question to hello@teachertactics.com [14:40]
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