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How Should I Respond to Wrong (or Not Very Good) Answers?

The stakes are high when an instructor responds to a student answer that is wrong or just not very good. What a teacher says to a student will influence future class participation and discussions. To increase the chances of student participation, it helps to have a repertoire of strategies to employ. We introduce you to 13 possible strategies and responses that you can use when a student has provided an answer that is wrong or not very good.

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How Should I Respond to Wrong (or Not Very Good) Answers?

The stakes are high when you respond to a student answer that is wrong or just not very good.

What you, the teacher, says to a student will influence future class participation and discussions.

To increase the chances of student participation, it helps you to have a toolkit of strategies to employ.

In this Magna 20-Minute Mentor, How Should I Respond to Wrong (or Not Very Good) Answers?, the presenter introduces you to 13 possible teaching strategies and responses.

Learning Goals

After watching How Should I Respond to Wrong (or Not Very Good) Answers?, you’ll come away with specific suggestions and techniques for implementing 13 possible responses to help students learn and grow, like:

  • Ask the student how they arrived at their conclusion to help you follow their thought process
  • Inform the student that the answer is wrong but complement him or her on making the effort

Topics Covered

This professional development program will:

  • Challenge you to:
    • Think about exchanges that you have had with your students and how they responded
    • Then think about other approaches that you could have used in these situations to obtain better results
  • Introduce you to 13 specific strategies to help encourage interaction with your students
  • Help you identify strategies that you are currently using and then to consider additional strategies to expand your repertoire

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