Response Cards can take several forms but quite simply, they are cards or dry erase boards that students can hold up to answer a question or give an opinion in lieu of verbal responding. When they do this simultaneously, the teacher can then quickly scan class responses, provide feedback, and modify instruction as needed based upon the responses. Response cards can vary in form i.e laminated piece of cardstock with YES or AGREE on one side and NO or DISAGREE on the other, laminated construction paper that is RED on one side and GREEN on the other, or laminated cardstock that has OK on one side and a ? on the other side to let teacher know if they understand the concept or need more explanation.
I am a Learning Support Teacher, and when I observe my kids in the general education class, they don’t seem to participate at all. While other kids raise their hands often, my students tend to just sit there doodling or daydreaming. How can I get the regular education teachers to engage them more?