Series: NEA: Practice, Planning & Collaboration Around the Common Core

Get Back to Me
Lesson Objective: Give students time to think about their response to questions
All Grades / All Subjects / Participation

Thought starters

  1. How does Ms. Ugalde use wait time?
  2. What makes this strategy effective?
  3. How does this strategy impact class culture?
19 Comments
I also use this in my classroom! I teach kindergarten and often they are eager to participate but don't have the answer right away. Second semester they start to ask me if I can come back to them later. It makes me feel that I have given them the opportunity to feel comfortable and safe in my classroom.
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Great Ms. Ugalde ;)
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Good tip; will incorporate this into my class
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Great strategy
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Wow! I love this. This help students to not give up or withdraw.
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Transcripts

  • Strategy: Get back To Me Transcript
    Teacher: Tita Galde

    Teacher [in class]: What are we talking about today? Who remembers?

    Strategy: Get back To Me Transcript
    Teacher: Tita Galde

    Teacher [in class]: What are we talking about today? Who remembers? Use your genius brain.

    Teacher [in interview]: When we ask questions - all the teachers - sometimes, there's that student that just isn't ready to answer.

    Student: Um, the... the... the...

    +++ 00:00:31.19 +++

    Teacher [in interview]: So in my mind, sometimes I'll say, "ok." Love love love love love. Give them that amount of time for wait time. And then, if they still can't answer, I'll say, "would you like me to get back to you?"

    Student: You should get back to me.

    Teacher [in class]: I will get back to you...

    Teacher [in interview]: Giving wait time is very important because not everybody can answer on their feet.

    Teacher [in class]: I'm back to you, Louis, Are you ready?

    Student: The one that has the green - I forgot what it is called.

    Teacher [in interview]: And when we give our students an opportunity to go back and to give you an answer then it only makes them feel that much more confident in answering questions in the future.

School Details

Amanecer Primary Center
832 South Eastman Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90023
Population: 200

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Tita Ugalde

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Tutorial

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Lesson Idea

Grades 9-12, All Subjects, Class Culture

Lesson Idea

Grades 9-12, ELA, Class Culture

Teaching Practice

All Grades / All Students / Class Culture