Do you sometimes feel like you’re stuck? You may feel like your wheels are spinning? I spoke with a principal last week and that’s how she was feeling.
Elementary educators across Ontario are preparing to send home the Provincial Progress Report Card – the first formal reporting communication home to parents.
To harness the power of assessment to improve learning, you must examine and possibly reconsider your role and how you see your relationship with your students.
“…we need to transform our assessment and instructional practices, and that means that we need to be open to considering our role in the classroom differently.”
“…the most empowering and loving thing we can do is help students learn how to learn for themselves.” (Jackson, 2009)
Who decides what is being assessed, when assessment happens, what criteria are being used to determine progress, and what the format of the assessment will be?
Sometimes significant professional insights come from snippets of lived classroom moments. One moment can change you! It did for me.