George Lucas Educational Foundation
Teaching Strategies

Inviting Participation With Thumbs-Up Responses

A quick assessment strategy replaces raised hands, encouraging more students to contribute by accommodating their different processing needs.

January 14, 2019
George Lucas Educational Foundation

This video is part of our How Learning Happens series, which explores teaching practices grounded in the science of learning and human development. 

King Middle School

Public, Suburban
Grades 6-8
Portland, ME

Edutopia developed this series in collaboration with the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, with support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

For related information, please see the National Commission’s report “From a Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope.”

Special thanks to the Science of Learning and Development Initiative, Turnaround for Children, Learning Policy Institute, American Institutes for Research, and EducationCounsel.

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