If a picture is worth a thousand words, then what is the value of a conversation? Priceless!
Feedback should help the student understand more about the learning goal, more about their own achievement status in relation to
‘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.
Take a moment to breathe, slow down and reflect on the first part of this academic year.
Elementary educators across Ontario are preparing to send home the Provincial Progress Report Card – the first formal reporting communication home to parents.