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Teaching Tip

From the Teacher’s Aide Newsletter

2016 February

Background Knowledge Poll

An activity that helps you assess your learners level of knowledge and increase their experience of inclusion is to poll the learners on what they already know. This can be done before starting a new course or even a new topic. Prepare several open-ended questions about the subject material.

You can also encourage learners to share their previous real-life experiences with the topic. For instance, you might ask, “What characteristics of being a good student will help you be a good employee?”