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60-Second Strategy: Rapid Review

Getting content to stick can actually be fun if you use a quick and energetic activity to review the material.

February 9, 2022

Teacher Henry Seton incorporates a participation grade in his daily rapid review. By noting student responses against the class roster—putting a 1 by the student’s name if they answer correctly and a 0 if they do not—he’s able to track and balance participation. If a student misses a question, he circles back to them later in the activity (or on the following day) so they can earn the point back. Bonus points are given when a student “rescues” a classmate by stepping up to answer when they fumble. Seton averages each student’s score for a weekly participation grade, so even if a student has a bad day, they can still get a strong score for the week. While a participation grade is not essential for this strategy, it can be a helpful and low-stakes form of accountability and assessment.

The rapid review strategy was inspired by Doug Lemov’s pepper retrieval practice from his book Teach Like a Champion.

Christian Brothers Academy School

Private, Suburban
Grades 9-12
Lincroft, NJ

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