Student move: a fauxkay

fauxkay (“foe-KAY”)


The utterance of “OK” by a student to whom you have just explained a concept but who does not actually understand what you said. It is sometimes said very slowly so as to express their uncertainty. When the uncertainty is not clear, an unwary teacher may be fooled into believing the student has grasped the concept.

Example: Jordan wouldn’t tell Mrs. Jones directly that he didn’t get it, but his fauxkay at her explanation was clear enough.


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