Strategies for Pulse Checks

  • Thumbs up/down/sideways
  • 1-5 scales, fist to five
  • small white boards
  • Group discuss spot check
  • Bellwork review question
  • Group accountability
  • Seating chart, check + –
  • HOT questions embedded in Powerpoint
  • BYOD exit ticket
  • Red, yellow, green flashcards
  • Rhetorical analysis
  • TPS
  • Plickers
  • Questions/checkpoints
  • Stop lights
  • Padlet
  • Kahoot
  • Nearpod
  • Quizlet
  • Walk around and check computer screens
  • Ask a multiple choice question and have stundets hold up a card
  • Have the students teach/demo the next concept
  • Partner-up students and then share with each other
  • Peer edit with specific comment starters
  • Put requirements in own words (tell me what we’re about to do)
  • Visual or auditory cues
  • Reflection questions
  • SpringBoard ideas/details questions
  • Random checks
  • Open ended questions built on knowledge
  • Hypothetical, application to scenario
  • A question they haven’t seen but know how to do
  • Post it note on board
  • Color coded flip charts (T/F, A/B/C/D, fact/opinion)
  • Margin notes (written, graphic)
  • Student created questions
  • Self-rating (content and reflective)
  • Entrance slips

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