Engaging Students in Learning, Growing and Developing Professionally

The Student Agency Continuum

In reading John Spencer', EMPOWER: What happens when students own their own learning - I take a brief moment to reflect on what he calls the Student Agency Continuum. Growing up K-12 my experience on the student agency continuum was a combination of compliance, engagement, and empowerment depending on the teacher and subject. As an… Continue reading The Student Agency Continuum

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