Tips for Teachers - Recall versus Recognition
RECALL is more difficult than RECOGNITION. That is, you may be unable to RECALL Spiro Agnew's face but if I showed you photos of five men - one of which was Agnew - you could probably RECOGNIZE him.
Use this concept when asking questions of kids. If a child is unable to answer a RECALL question, don't say "You're wrong!" and ask the question of another child. Rather, reframe your question by changing it to a RECOGNITION question.
"Taylor, can you tell me the capital of California?"
"No, I don't know it."
"Well, is it Boston, Sacramento, or Spokane?"
"Oh yeah. That's right it's Sacramento."
"Way to go, Taylor. Nice job!"