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reply to Angie
Fri May 29, 2015 23:11

I agree that all students should participate in order to check for their understanding, not just the students who always raise their hand. I've seen random methods of calling on students like drawing popsicle sticks with their names on it, but I've been told that this causes anxiety for some students and that students with disabilities cannot answer in time when put on the spot. We watched a video in my SPE class in which the instructor recommended telling the student with a disability, "When I come next to your desk, it means I am going to ask you the question." This is a method that the rest of the class doesn't notice, but it allows that student to know when to focus on the question and form an answer and then can relax when the teacher isn't near his or her desk instead of focusing on if they are going to get called on.

  • I like the what your group discussed about listening comprehension comes before reading comprehension. That is absolutely correct and is something I have never thought about. I think it is necessary... more
    • reply to Angie - macdonaldke, Fri May 29 23:11
      • RE: Reply to Angie - Angie Helton, Sat May 30 11:26
        Ooooo! I like that approach. I can see how it would cause anxiety in some students and think that walking next to the desk, and standing there briefly, of the ASD student would be helpful and... more
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