Last week I had a special joy: I met a colleague who is a regular commenter in Faculty Fridays. We had never met in person, but as soon as I heard her name, I knew just who she was.
Her name is Sherry Seymour. She teaches at the Language Training Centre.
And, she shared a lovely technique for building a classroom community - one where each student plays an important part.
When preparing a test or a quiz, she occasionally ensures that each students' name in the class is found in the assessment. For example, if there is a question like, “Johnny is heading to Mexico for Reading Week. Which word is the verb in the previous sentence?" Sherry replaces Johnny with the actual name of a student in the class. Brilliant.
Imagine how fun for students to find their name in the assessment. Just one important tip – make sure that you do it for each student.
Thanks for sharing this tip, Sherry. I'll definitely give it a try.
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