Providing a Risk Free Environment for Diverse Learners

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A teacher at Notre Dame High School in Calgary finds that individual student response whiteboards provide a risk-free environment for students to demonstrate their learning.

Key Points

  • Whiteboards provide students with the opportunity to respond in a risk-free environment.
  • This formative assessment tool allows for diversity of student responses.
  • Student responses can alert teachers to any misconceptions students have, which in turn assists teachers in determining next steps in instruction.

Discussion Question

  • How might the use of mini-whiteboards increase student engagement and learning in an upcoming lesson?

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