Is circling a comprehension check?

Comprehension…it’s one of those “trust but verify” things. On social media (where else?) some teachers recently got into a discussion about whether circling is a comprehension check. I thought that was an interesting question...

No time-outs in this game?

Exhausted students need a break after completing a task In a recent Twitter thread, a teacher commented to the effect that a good tenet of classroom management is: Make sure kids understand they will be busy from the starting bell until class is dismissed....

Shut up already about the Chinese!

On various social media outlets, I frequently get comments of this type: This is CI for [Spanish/French]. We share about comprehension-based techniques and methods that work in our [Spanish/French] classes. It doesn’t matter whether these things work with...