Rubrics for Web Lessons Introduction How often have you attempted to grade your students' work only to find that the assessment criteria were vague and the performance behavior was overly subjective? Would you be able to justify the assessment or grade if you had to defend it? The Rubric is an authentic assessment tool which is particularly useful in assessing criteria which are complex and subjective. Authentic assessment is geared toward assessment methods which correspond as closely as possible to real world experience. The rubric is one authentic assessment tool which is designed to simulate real life activity where students are engaged in solving real-life problems. The advantages of using rubrics in assessment are that they: Rubrics can be created in a variety of forms and levels of complexity, however, they all contain common features which: In this module you will create your own rubric for assessing student performance regarding a given objective. Resources Look at the following examples of rubrics:
One To One Teaching Activities « ESL Treasure People watchingGo for a walk outside or look out of the window and analyses passers-by. Have your student create crazy stories about people and be creative. Picture analysisTake in pictures for your students to analyses. DialoguePrepare some dialogues or co-write some which are relevant to the topic of your lesson. Reading comprehensionUse reading materials in your one to on lessons. HangmanThis is a classic word game whereby you think of a sentence, set out the underscores on the paper where a letter goes and have them attempt to guess the phrase. Word cardsPrepare some word cards to make sentences with. BattleshipsGive your student a blank piece of A4 paper. Use the relevant vocabulary according to your grammar point. BrainstormPick a theme or grammar point and brainstorm examples and ideas together on the board. Vocabulary passSet the topic, you say a related word then they say another, keep going backwards and forwards. Family treesTeach your student the terminology for family.
Emotional Intelligence theories - Daniel Goleman's EQ concepts This webpage is a new format for mobile/small screens. Please send your feedback if it fails to operate well. Thanks. emotional intelligence theory (EQ - Emotional Quotient) Emotional Intelligence - EQ - is a relatively recent behavioural model, rising to prominence with Daniel Goleman's 1995 Book called 'Emotional Intelligence'. Emotional Intelligence links strongly with concepts of love and spirituality: bringing compassion and humanity to work, and also to 'Multiple Intelligence' theory which illustrates and measures the range of capabilities people possess, and the fact that everybody has a value. The EQ concept argues that IQ, or conventional intelligence, is too narrow; that there are wider areas of Emotional Intelligence that dictate and enable how successful we are. Different approaches and theoretical models have been developed for Emotional Intelligence. emotional intelligence - two aspects Understanding yourself, your goals, intentions, responses, behaviour and all.
Development Note: Please read the Introduction as it brings up some important points about learning styles. To learn more about VAK please read, Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic (VAK) learning styles. This survey is designed to help you gain an understanding of learning styles so that you can incorporate the various learning styles in your daily learning activities. It is NOT meant to show you your best way of learning as the research does not promote it. For a learning style survey based on the two continuums of Processing and Perception, see the Learning Style Survey. VAK Survey Read each statement carefully. Answer honestly as there are no correct or incorrect answers. Once you have completed all 36 statements (12 statements in three sections), total your score in the spaces provided below. Section One - Visual _____ 1. _____ 2. _____ 3. _____ 4. _____ 5. _____ 6. _____ 7. _____ 8. _____ 9. _____ 10. _____ 11. _____ 12. Total For Visual _______ (note: the minimum is 12 and maximum is 60) _____ 1.
What Is Your Learning Style? What Is Your Learning Style? This quiz asks 24 questions and will take less than five minutes to complete. Try not to think too hard -- just go with your first thought when describing your daily activities and interests. Editor's Note (2013): There is no scientific evidence, as of yet, that shows that people have specific, fixed learning styles or discrete intelligences, nor that students benefit when teachers target instruction to a specific learning style or intelligence. Rubrics to the Rescue By Melissa D. Henning, M.Ed. Read this teacher-friendly article for an overview of the rationale for using rubrics and tools and tips for implementing rubrics as an assessment tool in your classroom. You will be able to create and start using rubrics for student assessment within an hour. What Are RubricsWhy Use Rubrics?Rubric Pro and ConImportant Characteristics of RubricsInvolving Students in Creating RubricsReady Made RubricsCreate Your Own Rubrics Using Online ToolsExamples of Classroom Projects That Use RubricsSources for Rubrics to the Rescue
Společný evropský referenční rámec | JAZYKOVÉ ÚROVNĚ Dokument vypracovaný Radou Evropy je výsledkem více než 20 let trvajícího výzkumu. Cílem práce bylo poskytnout transparentní, koherentní a komplexní základ pro vypracování jazykových sylabů, směrnic pro vývoj kurikulí, jazykových zkoušek, jazykových učebnic apod. v zemích po celé Evropské unii. Původní a plný název dokumentu zní Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR), do českého jazyka byl dokument přeložen pod názvem Společný evropský referenční rámec: učení, vyučování, hodnocení (SERR). Dokument existuje v 39 jazykových verzích. Kompletně do českého jazyka přeložená verze dokumentu je ke stažení na stránkách MŠMT, anglická verze je dostupná na stránkách Rady Evropy. Společný evropský referenční rámec má sloužit k: 1) plánování jazykových programů z hlediska: 2) plánování jazykové certifikace z hlediska: 3) plánování autoregulovaného učení včetně:
Studying Style - A guide to learning styles - Tactile-Kinesthetic Learners Tactile-Kinesthetic Learners Making up about 5% of the population, tactile and kinesthetic learners absorb information best by doing, experiencing, touching, moving or being active in some way. Enjoy feeling, discovery and action Remember by using tools, building models and manipulating things Learn through emotions, touch, movement and space Enjoy demonstrations of concept demonstrations Master skills through imitation and practice. Benefit from hands-on teaching techniques Find it difficult to sit still for long periods of time. Remember who did what in the past, rather than what they said or how they looked. Create a model Demonstrate a principle Practice a technique Participate in simulations Engage in hands-on activities Study in comfortable position, not necessarily sitting in a chair PREFERRED TEST STYLES FOR TACTILE-KINESTHETIC LEARNERS Multiple choice, short definitions fill in the blanks WORST TEST TYPE Long essay tests
Differentiating Instruction Whether you teach first grade or AP Calculus, your class is certain to have a variety of learners. Perhaps you have some ESL/ELL students, some learning support, some emotional support, some gifted, and some very “average.” TeachersFirst has resources to help you understand and adapt for student differences, including general ideas for any and all students and for specific student needs. For Any and All Students: Browse examples Many TeachersFirst resource reviews include differentiation suggestions and practical ways a resource can help you meet individual needs. Consider Multiple Intelligences These Multiple Intelligences definitions and examples will help you understand and recognize multiple intelligences so you can plan activities to address student strengths, not just your own. For Specific Student Needs: Autism and Aspergers Find resources and information to help you understand and work with this increasing population. Gifted
Rubrics for Teachers - Assessment A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, cooperative learning, research process/ report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects. Quick Links to Rubrics Social Media Project Rubrics Wiki Rubric Criteria for assessing individual and group Wiki contributions. Blog Rubric Assess individual blog entries, including comments on peers' blogs. Twitter Rubric Assess learning during social networking instructional assignments. Discussion, Teamwork, and Cooperative Learning Rubrics Online Discussion Board Rubric Assessing ability to share perspectives, refine thoughts through the writing process, and participate in meaningful discussionPrimary Grade Self-Evaluation Teamwork Rubric (pdf) Features of a sandwich to graphically show the criteria Upper Elementary Teamwork Rubric Karen Franker's rubric includes six defined criteria for for assessing team and individual responsibility PowerPoint and Podcast Rubrics Web Page and ePortfolio Rubrics
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Executive Function Executive Function... "What is this anyway?" Chris A. Executive functions are crucial for school success! Published in CHADD's ATTENTION Magazine, February 2008; updated in 2011. Five years ago, most parents and teachers of students with ADHD didn't have a clue that a child's academic success was contingent upon strong executive skills. Impact of ADHD and Executive Function Deficits on Learning and Behavior. Before we understood the role of executive functions, parents and teachers were often baffled when students, especially those who were intellectually gifted, teetered on the brink of school failure. Executive Functions Defined. Additional Research on Executive Functions. According to Dr. Real World Impact. Components of Executive Function Based upon material from Barkley, Brown, and Gioia I have outlined eight general components of executive function that impact school performance: Poor Working Memory and Recall Favorite School Success Strategies I leave you with this food for thought,