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...

The need to ask

On a social media site, a general question more or less like this has been flying around of late: Why can’t we just look at our students and gauge them that way? Why do they need to actually respond? I can already tell if they are listening and interested. The...