What to Do When They Don’t Understand

active learning
You've explained something. You can't tell from their bland expressions if they understand or not. “Do you have any questions?” The silence is long; finally a hand goes up and one of your better students admits, “I'm totally confused.” “How about the rest of you?” you ask. Lots of head nods. What can you do? Here are some options.

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You've explained something. You can't tell from their bland expressions if they understand or not. “Do you have any questions?” The silence is long; finally a hand goes up and one of your better students admits, “I'm totally confused.” “How about the rest of you?” you ask. Lots of head nods. What can you do? Here are some options.