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“Use the Force” For Quick 
Knowledge Assessment

Mike Lawson • Playing Tips • February 19, 2015

To get all students involved and to quickly assess their knowledge, I will pose a question and have students close their eyes when they have the answer. I will then ask them to raise their hand when they hear the correct answer, or I will have them show me fingers for beat counts, et cetera. Doing this allows me to quickly get feedback on their retention and cuts down on written tests.

Michel Nadeau

Burr Intermediate School

Commack, NY

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