“Getting lots of practice helps students improve, so giving them more practice is the perfect response to a situation where they show they’re not up to speed at a simple task.”
KEY IDEA: Doing it again and doing it right, or better, or perfect is often the best consequence.
7 reasons Do It Again is effective:
· It shortens the feedback loop. Requiring a student who failed to successfully complete a basic task you’ve shown them how to do immediately after, while the original action is fresh in a student’s mind, results in the action and reaction being more deeply associated in his or her memory.
· Sets a standard of excellence, not just compliance. Do it Again is ideal for times when students do something acceptably but could do it better.
· There is no administrative follow-up. No forms or phone calls, the consequence is done as soon as the goal is reached.
· There is group accountability. Technique is especially effective as a group consequence.
· Ends with success.
· There are logical consequences.
· It is reusable.
From Teach Like a Champion by Doug Lemove (Jossey Bass, 2010)