We design our check-in questions to be:
- Interesting and fun to hear multiple answers to.
- Easy, approachable, and not intimidating to answer. If every students cannot easily come up with an answer, then it may not be a good check-in question.
- Answerable by all students. There should not be a right or wrong answer to the question. Students should not have to have any specific previous experience to be able to answer the question. Every students’ answer should respected and valued evenly. The validation of their experience and answer creates access and engagement for all students.
- Safe and comfortable for all students to answer. Some well-intended questions like “What are you planning on doing this summer?” can bring up inequity and insecurity for some students. We want our questions to be inclusive and accessible to all students.