Doug Lemov's field notes

Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

12.18.13 Meg Reuler and the Art of Checking for Understanding

Teaching, arguably, comes down to replacing the answer to the question ‘did you teach it?’ with the answer to the question ‘did they learn it?’  This is known as Check for Understanding (CFU). Doing CFU successfully involves gathering ‘real time’ data, as you teach, and this applies to teaching in pretty much every venue in which…