The 8 Minutes That Matter Most I am an English teacher, so my ears perk up when writers talk about their process. I've found the advice handy for lesson planning, too. That's because both writing and planning deal with craft. In writing, you want your audience to be absorbed. You want them to care about your characters. You want them be delighted by the suspense. Eng 8A You have read a chapter of the book: " The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Today we are going to read the text together and help each other writing an emotional poem. This is how you do it: 1. Write a Sensory Emotion Poem
Metacognition: Helping Students Assess Their Own Learning I've been thinking a lot about formative assessments lately. Formative assessments are all about gathering information from your students - during instruction - in order to inform your teaching. The most obvious place to gather that information is from student work (click HERE to see a post about that), and it can be a lot of fun.Another place to gather information is also from your students. But now you have to get inside their brains, and find out how they assess their own learning.
How long should you read with your kids You may be wondering How long should you read with your kids every day? I am here to tell you why the magic number is reading 20 minutes a night ¦ or more. What does reading 20 minutes a night really mean? It means that your kids are reading out loud to you. If your kids are in Pre-school or Kindergarten, they are probably reading the small, repetitive books like “I went to the store. Mommy went to the store.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Beautiful Visual Featuring 7 Ways to Do Formative Assessments in Class October 30, 2014 Below is an excellent visual that features some handy ideas on how to carry on formative assessments in your class. Squareheadteachers took this original chart and remade it into a more reader friendly format which is also available for free download from this link. As refresher on formative assessment. This kind of assessment is usually referred to as assessment for learning which is completely different from summative assessment which is assessment of learning. Formative assessment is used to check students understanding and to plan subsequent instruction. The information gained from this type of assessment aims at helping teachers make the next step in their instruction.
5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools I thought I could read my students' body language. I was wrong. As an experiment, I used Socrative when I taught binary numbers. What I learned forever changed my views on being a better teacher. Why Formative Assessment Makes Better Teachers Formative assessment is done as students are learning. For my students – 30-day-challenge This challenge is to make you use your English more outside the classroom. For 30 days I want you to do at least one thing from the list every day. Fill in the grid you have gotten from me each day with what you have done. Try to do as many different things as possible. You can only do each assignment three times. dipsticks-to-check-for-understanding-todd-finley?crlt_pid=camp What strategy can double student learning gains? According to 250 empirical studies, the answer is formative assessment, defined by Bill Younglove as "the frequent, interactive checking of student progress and understanding in order to identify learning needs and adjust teaching appropriately." Unlike summative assessment, which evaluates student learning according to a benchmark, formative assessment monitors student understanding so that kids are always aware of their academic strengths and learning gaps. Meanwhile, teachers can improve the effectiveness of their instruction, re-teaching if necessary.
10 Back-To-School Tips For Teachers Using Google Docs 10 Back-To-School Tips For Teachers Using Google Docs by Google Collaborate with colleagues Use Docs to collaborate with your colleagues on joint lesson plans or training materials in real-time, and to create shared calendars for cross-classroom activities. Keep a running record of staff meeting notes The Key Differences Between Summative And Formative Assessments It’s not a stretch to say that assessment is a hot button issue in education; however, you’d be hard pressed to find an educator who doesn’t see the value in measuring student progress. Assessments themselves have been vilified, when, in fact, it’s why assessments are given and how the data is used that is really the issue. The Glossary of Education Reform gives this great overview of what high-stakes testing is and how it impacts students, teachers, and schools.
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Formative Assessment Strategies - Dylan Wiliam On-Demand Webinars If you haven’t had the pleasure and privilege to hear Dylan Wiliam speak before you can now access the three-part webinar series he gave last year on formative assessment. Dylan is an expert on formative assessment strategies and how to use them in the classroom to drive academic achievement. The webinar series provides a comprehensive, deep-dive into the foundation and value of his approach. The three-part series breaks down as follows: Presentations Below you will find PowerPoint files for presentations given at conferences, workshops and other events. Inevitably, there is a lot of duplication. Some of these are in .ppt format, and can be opened with any version of PowerPoint from 1997 onwards.
The Freedom Writers Diary Lesson Plans for Teachers Teaching The Freedom Writers Diary The Freedom Writers Diary lesson plan contains a variety of teaching materials that cater to all learning styles. Inside you'll find 30 Daily Lessons, 20 Fun Activities, 180 Multiple Choice Questions, 60 Short Essay Questions, 20 Essay Questions, Quizzes/Homework Assignments, Tests, and more. The lessons and activities will help students gain an intimate understanding of the text, while the tests and quizzes will help you evaluate how well the students have grasped the material. View a free sample Target Grade: 7th-12th (Middle School and High School)