Module 6: Bouncing

This module introduces you to the concept of “Bouncing” moves. Increasing student participation, student engagement, student uptake, student self-efficacy, student agency–all of these types of deeper learning strategies can be used during a lesson to build and check for understanding.

Bouncing is the art of sampling a variety of responses intentionally and systematically to better map terrain of student thinking during a lesson. In this module, we consider various modalities, types, and purposes of bouncing moves to improve the representativeness of student responses while checking for understanding. 

In this module, you’ll explore:

  • A 20-25 minute video explaining Bouncing
  • Video clip(s) of “Bouncing” in authentic classroom settings
  • Checks for understanding and a Glossary to help you clarify content
  • A PDF of References


By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Define bouncing
  • Describe why bouncing matters
  • Apply good bouncing techniques in face-to-face, blended, and online instructional environments