## How to check if your kid actually understands what you just said

Thursday, February 5th, 2015Wait. Does your kid REALLY understand what you just said?

Here is a super simple way to check if your kid understands what you’re explaining to them.

After you demonstrate a math problem, just ask them to teach it back to you like they’re the teacher and you’re the student.

This gives the student a chance to be an even more active learner. They have to take more initiative than they would if you were just explaining it to them, or even if you were doing it interactively together.

It reinforces what you just explained at a deeper level!

And it helps you get clear on whether or not they understood what you just did!

If they confidently explain it back to you, awesome! Move on to the next practice problem!

If they don’t want to explain it, can’t explain it, or try to explain it and say something incorrect, then you just got great feedback on where they’re at and you know exactly what to address.

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I could have definitely used some of this when I was a kid! Learning to actively listen is a skill you need to practice just like any other skill. Thanks for sharing this advice!

Thanks so much, Jordan! I’m glad to “meet” you here 🙂