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Some Questions for Exit Tickets

Found a summary of an article about Exit Tickets in the Marshall Memo. I get the Marshall Memo weekly and it includes summaries about different articles in education. I thought this article was awesome enough to share with you!

The authors suggest 3-5 short questions make a good exit ticket. They recommend multiple-choice or short-answer questions linked to the lesson's learning target and focused on key skills or concepts that students should have grasped.

Exit tickets can be pencil-and-paper, but technology makes collection and analysis quicker and easier – Poll Everywhere, Google Forms, clickers, and other apps.

I particularly liked these examples of effective questions:

  • Name one important thing you learned in class today.
  • What did you think was accomplished by the small-group activity we did today?
  • Write one question about today’s content – something that has left you puzzled.
  • Today’s lesson had three learning targets. Which of the three do you think was most successfully reached? Explain. Which was not attained? Why do you think it wasn’t
  • Read this problem and tell me what your first step would be in solving it.
  • One of the goals of this class is to have all participants contribute to the seminar. How well do you think this was achieved today?
  • Do you have any suggestions for how today’s class could have been improved?
  • I used the blackboard extensively today. Was its organization and content helpful to you in learning? Why or why not?
  • Which of the readings you did for class today was most helpful in preparing you for the lesson? Why?
  • We did a concept map activity in class today. Was this a useful learning activity for you? Why or why not?

Really Cool Video!

I showed this video to the math department when we were working on hooks. I think not only will my science geek friends (said lovingly) and everyone else! Hope you like it!
The Science of Wonder