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Warmups and Starters. Educational Leadership:Questioning for Learning:Five Strategies for Questioning with Intention. Arthur L.

Educational Leadership:Questioning for Learning:Five Strategies for Questioning with Intention

Costa and Bena Kallick "You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions. " —Naguib Mahfouz, winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature One of a teacher's most important practices is designing and posing questions. For example, when trying to engage students at the beginning of a unit of study, teachers might ask questions that stimulate curiosity. Here are five questions about your questions that can help you become more purposeful in designing and posing questions that foster student learning. 1. Bloom's taxonomy (1956) identified various levels of thinking that learners can engage in, from the lowest (remembering) up through understanding, applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating.

All levels of thinking are valid and necessary; the point is to move flexibly among them and to use these levels strategically when designing questions to deepen student understanding. Level 1: Input of data. Mindset Kit - Home. Top 20 principles from psychology for teaching and learning. ASCD Express 10.19 - Field Notes: The Day I Ditched Points. Thinking & Questioning.

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Blended Learning. Project Based Learning. Inquiry-based learning. Express 10.07 - Field Notes: Three Ways I Changed What My Grades Say. Field Notes Three Ways I Changed What My Grades Say Nancy DeRego "I got a 3 out of 5 on that journal assignment.

Express 10.07 - Field Notes: Three Ways I Changed What My Grades Say

I'm no good at this. " How many times have you heard a student use grades as a measure of their self-worth? The Problem with Percentages Rubrics that break complex assignments into skills or tasks allow teachers to give clearer, more detailed feedback on student performance. To adjust for this potential pitfall, I translate rubric scores into percentage points by considering the each score as a range of possible percentage points.

Stop Single Grading A single grade for a complex assignment can hide the true range of student achievement. Report Lateness Separately Often, grades are made even murkier when measures of compliance—appearance and punctuality, for example—are hidden in an overall achievement grade. ASCD Express, Vol. 10, No. 7.


Express 9.15 - Supporting Effort by Pairing Rubrics with Checklists. Supporting Effort by Pairing Rubrics with Checklists Cynthia Kube In my position as a gifted resource teacher, I often see students struggle with the planning required for a challenging task.

Express 9.15 - Supporting Effort by Pairing Rubrics with Checklists

Too often, they have only a vague idea of what is required and are easily overwhelmed by the effort involved. To demonstrate an understanding of content with an authentic performance task, students need clear direction on the criteria for success and support in managing the work required for the task.

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High Impact Instruction. SBG Videos: SBG 101 - Standards-Based Grading Videos. Educational Leadership:Getting Students to Mastery:The Value of a Pointless Education. Jay C.

Educational Leadership:Getting Students to Mastery:The Value of a Pointless Education

Percell I decided to restructure my classes to foster authentic mastery learning and increase my students' intrinsic motivation, as opposed to simply having them accumulate points to get a grade. This journey would lead me to experiment with grading and to ultimately develop what I call the No-Points Grading System. The Problem with Points Reflecting on my seven years as a secondary teacher, I concluded that the point values ascribed to assignments hindered true, authentic leaning among my students.

Points as a Means to an End Many of my students' primary concern was not what they learned or what skills they gained but what final grade they would receive. Points as Extrinsic Rewards How many times has a teacher lamented, "That assignment was worth 50 points! Points Ascribe Value As Weimer (2011) indicates, points detract from collective learning in our school cultures. Solution: The No-Points Grading System Earning an A the Point-less Way FIGURE 1. Mastery in Practice Student Reactions. 8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language.

"Change your language and you change your thoughts.

8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

" -- Karl Albrecht Understanding Academic Language Academic language is a meta-language that helps learners acquire the 50,000 words that they are expected to have internalized by the end of high school and includes everything from illustration and chart literacy to speaking, grammar and genres within fields. Think of academic language as the verbal clothing that we don in classrooms and other formal contexts to demonstrate cognition within cultures and to signal college readiness. There are two major kinds: instructional language ("What textual clues support your analysis? ") Updated Padagogy Wheel Tackles The Problem Of Motivation In Education.

One of the biggest problems at the core of education is motivation. That’s according to the newest iteration of the popular Padagogy Wheel (pad for iPad instead of ‘ped’agogy) we showcased a couple weeks ago. Allan Carrington spent what must be counless hours thinking, revising, and refining the wheel you see below which is now at version 3.0. Be sure to click here to view version 2.0 of the wheel and click here to view version 1.0. What’s New In The Padagogy Wheel Version 3.0 The new version tackles a major question that is lurking in the back of everyone’s mind. So why yet another version only one week later? How It Works Start at the center. But it’s not how it has to be. Do you ever wonder how schools, universities, colleges, and large groups in general should use social media? MET Project.