Assessments Use for Planning, Formative Assessments, Using Assessment in Instruction

A Brief Thought About Assessments

In the article entitled 6 Ways to Honor the Learning Process in Your Classroom I was moved by the following section: “Learning is as much about knowing what you don’t know as it is about proving what you do. An assessment can offer a guess of how much and how deeply a student understands, but that’s all… Continue reading A Brief Thought About Assessments

Activities and Assignments, Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources, Designing Coherent Instruction, Engaging Students in Learning, Learning Activities, Resources for Students, Resources to Extend Content Knowledge

What I Read: Refugee by Alan Gratz

Over the last few nights, I have had the pleasure of listening (for free) to Alan Gratz's audiobook Refugee on my Epic app. I heard of both his book and the app for educators while listening to a Scholastic podcast, On Our Minds hosted by Suzanne McCabe Scholastic Editor-at-Large. I had a difficult time shutting off the reading each night, as I heard the… Continue reading What I Read: Refugee by Alan Gratz

Designing Coherent Instruction, Designing Student Assessments, Growing and Developing Professionally, Using Assessment in Instruction

Understanding by Design, Developing Assessment Tasks

In my reading on creating assessment tasks that reveal student understanding in the book Understanding by Design: Creating High Quality Units. My quote that I took away from the reading was simple, “My goal as your teacher is to make myself eventually unneeded” (p. 96).  This made me think of Nanny McPhee and her purpose of… Continue reading Understanding by Design, Developing Assessment Tasks