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Elementary School: Taking Responsibility for Learning

Clip 8/19: Day 3: Checking in with students’ thinking


Establishing and following Classroom Routines: In the beginning weeks of class, Mia ensures that all of her students are engaged and checks in with them throughout the math lesson. She asks them for non-verbal indicators of engagement: “Give me a thumbs up when you’re happy with your dots!” She gives them roles for pair work, “A people” and “B people,” after which point she’s able to give students in each role the responsibility to share content or listen to their partner in particular ways.


How do you check in with your students‘ thinking?

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