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No Hands Up and Other Assessment Strategies

Hello Colleagues, Asking questions is probably the most commonly used approach to assess student understanding. According to Dylan William in a blog entitled "The Right Questions, The Right Way," "[t]he whole idea that students should always answer teachers' questions correctly is actually rather odd." Wiliam goes on to explain that "if the students are answering every one of the teacher's questions correctly, the teacher is surely wasting the students' time.

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