Does language shape thought? In other words, do the words we use to talk about ideas and concepts impact how
The concept of ‘success criteria’ is familiar to most educators — but scan the examples being shared on the internet,
Learning goals should focus on learning. Seems obvious, yet sometimes we write goals that focus on what the student is
Recently we heard from a concerned educator, “I display the learning goals at the beginning of each lesson, every day,
‘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
Student thinking rarely follows a straight path towards a learning destination. When you ponder documenting the twists and turns of whole group or individual students’ thinking, do you feel overwhelmed? How might the application of learning goals and success criteria support the process of documentation?
The process of assessment is not black and white. It’s not about shades of grey, but rather, about an understanding that each student has a spectrum of possibilities within them – a rainbow of ideas and potential.
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.