Red, Yellow, Green

evaluating, self-reflecting, informing instruction

What is Red, Yellow, Green?

  • Use a color system:

      • Red (I don’t understand at all)

      • Yellow (I’m working through it on my own)

      • Green (I’m ready for feedback)

  • Can be done as a reflection at the end of class (Where are you on this particular problem or question) or during class
  • Tech-Free Tools: Colored cups, colored paper, colored folders, highlighters, sticky notes

More to Explore

Low Tech Teacher Solutions - Cups in the Classroom
Bonus: Red, Yellow, Green Cups Signs

Print these on colored paper to hang in your classroom.

Ideas for Application


  • any class activity in which students work independently or with peer groups
  • establishing small groups based on level of help needed