How can I learn about my students and help them review concepts in a way that is engaging, empowering, and helps them build relationships?
Help students review and practice while observing students’ skills as formative assessment by using a technique called “Answers Around the Room”. Students complete a worksheet-type practice set, and the answers to the problems are posted around the classroom. The students complete a problem and then get up to find the answer. If they cannot find the correct answer, they can find their mistake or ask a friend or the teacher for help.
This simple “hack” for a worksheet gets students moving, creates natural breaks in the work, encourages them to support each others' learning, and is much more need-satisfying for students than to silently complete a worksheet in a traditional way.
Think of ways you could extend the activity to make it even more fun and meaningful:
Students could get a “clue” with each problem that helps them solve a puzzle
Post a “get to know you” question on each answer and students ask different classmates after every correct answer.
Keep it simple or stretch your imagination and creativity--the sky is the limit and your students will love it!
(I observed this technique in the classroom of @MissWells113. Her students were so engaged and LOVED practicing this way.)