Give students an accurate sense of their own understanding by requiring them to revise and elaborate answers or work that are nearly—but not entirely—correct.

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  • It can be tempting for teachers to accept incomplete or incorrect student answers as good enough, but this can mislead students and their classmates about their knowledge, skills, and about the correct answer.
  • While it is important to recognize student effort, it is also important to distinguish effort from mastery.
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Teach Like A Champion by Doug Lemov, from Technique 2: "Right is Right"

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