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Encourages pupils to indicate how well they achieved what was expected by the end of a lesson or session.

This simple activity encourages pupils to indicate how well they achieved what was expected by the end of a lesson or session. It might also be used by pupils as a means of expressing how confi dent they are that they know the response to a question which has just been posed by the teacher/facilitator. For the latter, this activity allows an instant assessment of how well a class or group may have grasped an issue or topic. See Fist-to-Five and Thumb Tool for other activities that encourage pupils to think about their learning. Pupils are each given a set of three cards – one with a green circle, one amber and one red. 2. After a session pupils are asked how confi dent they are that they have met the objectives. At this point, pupils choose which circle they are going to show: Green if they are very confi dent that they have achieved the objectives and what was expected; Amber if they feel that they have had partial success in meeting the objectives, but some more work might be needed; and Red if they consider that they have made little or no progress towards meeting the objective.

Choose a particular topic for the activity, perhaps a topic which is relevant to the current subject.

Pupils are given set of three cards – 1 green circle (very confident), 1 amber (partial sucess) and 1 red. Ask pupils to show how confident about the topic they are.