Hand Comprehension Checks

We get four kinds of responses in hand comprehension checks:
1. Many tell the truth that they get it.
2. A few tell the truth that they don’t get it. (thank goodness for them)
3. Many lie that they get it.
4. One or two refuse to listen because they want to conjugate verbs. They put up four fingers in a sad attempt to turn the blame around on us, to guilt us.
So the results of those hand comprehension checks can be skewed. Better to teach to the eyes – the best form of assessment possible. Then we guarantee inclusion of each kid in the class. It is by the non-robotic periodic data gathering by simply looking into our kids’ eyes that we know if we are going slowly enough. Teaching to the eyes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9Zk8M-uXcU) is the best way to determine if our speed is producing the desired result of inclusion of each kid in the group, which is the most important thing.



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