Self-assessment is a valuable tool as it gives students the ability to really consider their learning and equally as importanly, share that understanding with the teacher. Once we understand what students know and can do, both demonstrated in the work and their ideas about the work, we can adjust instruction and/or class pacing as needed. The more adept students become with this tool, the better tailored class time and assessments can be.
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May 12, 2016
Academic research can be frustrating, but we must expose students to the library before they get to college to ensure success.
May 10, 2016
What happens when the message of your post is overshadowed by a discussion that forms from within it? Rather than dwell on the negative try to engage in a dialogue to move the conversation forward.
May 08, 2016
Being a parent has softened me in all of the right ways as far as my teaching is concerned. How has becoming a parent changed the way you teach?
May 03, 2016
To shift grading mindsets, it's important include students in the conversation about their grades.
April 10, 2016
Effective communication with students who need to hear the most, must happen one to one. Take the time to make sure students are getting what they need and keep students from slipping through the cracks, particularly as Spring fever sets in.
April 03, 2016
Students are capable of really deep thinking when we allow them an appropriate amount of time to gather thoughts and consider the diverse views of their classmates. If we want students to be critical thinkers, we must give them opportunities to follow their own inquiry and dive deeper into their learning.
March 22, 2016
We all have our pet peeves and hot button issues that provoke emotional or passionate responses. Know what yours are and act in a manner fitting to a person in our positions. Mistakes will happen and that is okay too, but students should witness an adult taking responsibility for his/her actions and hopefully will act accordingly in the future.
March 15, 2016
Students need to learn to hear feedback in a meaningful way that doesn't just put them on the defensive, but rather keeps them open to moving forward and becoming a better learner.
February 18, 2016
Patience is often an enemy. Certainly understanding its necessity, I work hard to give the system the time it needs to acknowledge the essential shifts that MUST occur for all students to be successful in the 21st century. But just because I'm ready (and maybe you are too), doesn't mean everyone els...