Fist to Five Feedback
Lesson Objective: Learn to gather immediate feedback using a 0-5 (Fist to Five) scale
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Thought starters

  1. How does Fist to Five act as both an assessment and a reflection strategy?
  2. Why is it important to elicit feedback about students social experiences?
  3. How could this strategy be used throughout a lesson to assess understanding?
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Great idea!
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Loved this simple concept. Great Job.
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loved it simple but effective
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I am a first-year teacher at a rural middle school and high school (I split my day between the two schools). I have approximately 30 students per class. We are now in our seventh week of the school year and I am exasperated at the continued disruptive behavior--primarily excessive talking--by the same handful of problem students in their respective classes. I did make clear from day one the expectations I had for my students, as well as disciplinary actions at my disposal. Thus far, I have contacted many parents via email to discuss their children's disruptive behavior and to reach out for their involvement in addressing these issues. Beyond that, I have sent a few students to detention. The assistant principal has stopped in on occasion to observe my classes, but for less than a minute in all cases. I am desperate for a solution to this ongoing problem. This is affecting not only my stress-level, but is preventing the students who are there to learn from doing so. Any suggestions for addressing this problem would be very, very appreciated. Thanks! br
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Hi Belinda, I think that I sent an email very similar to this during my first year of teaching to anyone I thought would listen. Managing the behavior of the classroom is tough and it's even tougher because I think students have a sixth sense about this -- when we're feeling exasperated, they capitalize. Here are some things I tried when I was in your shoes. -- We wrote a contract: what they would do, what I would do. -- I did exit cards: what's going well, what isn't going well, what would you like to see done differently? -- I changed the seating chart and/or arrangement in the classroom. -- I asked myself if the lessons were over their heads or not challenging enough. -- I worked to establish some better/different routines (e.g. what they do when they walk in the classroom or staying in their seats until the bell rings). -- I rewarded good behavior and made a big deal of it! Hang in there! We all know how tough those first months can be. You're not alone! Sarah
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