‘Don’t smile until Christmas!” was well-meaning advice given to me many years ago. In my teacher training, and early in
Research and experience show that assessment for learning (AfL) can have a significant positive impact on learning. Notice we said
My children tell me I’m a bit of a ‘control freak’. Personally, I don’t agree. Doesn’t everyone insist that towels
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?