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Diagnostic Teaching: Pinpointing Why Your Students Struggle

A Diagnostic Approach To Teaching by Terry Heick When students struggle in school, it can be for a variety of reasons. From their grasp of content and literacy skills, to their engagement level, to behavior and organizational issues, to teacher actions, to the proverbial “stuff going on at home,” the possibilities are maddeningly endless. The following 8-step process is a valuable tool for me as a teacher, so I thought I’d share a version of it here in hopes that it might help you. It also was valuable in teacher conferences, and in discussions with district folks during walk-throughs when they wanted to know how I “responded to non-mastery” (beyond reteach the same busted content in the same broken form with the same ineffective strategies that failed the first time.)

As you can see in the image below, this functions as a kind of hierarchy. The Goal Of Diagnostic Teaching It is important to keep in mind the goal of this process–diagnosis. 1. Summary 2. 3. 4. 5. Teaching Tools. Public Speaking Posted in Rubrics A widely applicable rubric for public speaking or presentations at any level and any topic.

Teaching Tools

Continue Reading Persuasive Paper Posted in Rubrics The rubric was developed for sophomores writing a persuasive essay which use evidence and ethos, logos, and pathos. Download Turnitin Rubric (.rbc) Right-click and "Save Link As…" Continue Reading Modern History Inquiry Essay Posted in Rubrics This rubric is adapted from an evaluation form used to grade modern history inquiry papers in 11th grade. Developing rubrics that really work. Save Time Responding to Essays: Letter to the Class - Todd's Brain. Like anything in teaching, improving student writing is complicated, technical, subjective, and --at times--backbreaking.

Save Time Responding to Essays: Letter to the Class - Todd's Brain

Assessment and Rubrics. Examples of Tasks & Rubrics. Reading-Active-and-Engaging - Book Trailers - Assessment Rubric. Assessment and Rubrics. Teachers who integrate technology into student activities and projects often ask us this question - “How do I grade it?”

Assessment and Rubrics

Fundamentally, assessing multimedia activities and projects is no different than evaluating traditional assignments, such as written essays. The primary distinctions between them are the unique features and divergent possibilities associated with their respective medium. For instance, a blog has a unique set of possibilities (such as hypertext, embedded video, interactive imagery, etc) vastly different than those of a notebook (paper and pen notes and drawings within a contained document). The first thing to realize is that you cannot separate the user from the device. iPads, Chromebooks, and tech tools themselves don’t demonstrate great learning; it’s about what students do with the technology that matters. The technology itself is simply neutral. Read With Me. Plickers - Clickers, Simplified. Classroom Accounts - Portfoliogen. Rubrics for Teachers - Assessment. A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, group work/cooperative learning, concept map, research process/ report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects.

Rubrics for Teachers - Assessment

Quick Links to Rubrics Social Media Project Rubrics Wiki RubricCriteria for assessing individual and group Wiki contributions. Blog RubricAssess individual blog entries, including comments on peers' blogs. Twitter RubricAssess learning during social networking instructional assignments. Free Certificates - CertificateStreet.com. Assessing Student Progress Using Blog-Based Porfolios. Editor’s note: Kathy Cassidy is the author of a new book from Powerful Learning Press, Connected from the Start: Global Learning in the Primary Grades.

Assessing Student Progress Using Blog-Based Porfolios

During a recent webinar (free archive here), Kathy shared many ideas from Chapter 5 of the book, “Using Blogs as Digital Portfolios.” The webinar was rich in content and full of great discussion — so much so that there simply wasn’t time for Kathy to share her thoughts, in depth, about where formative and summative assessments might fit into this digital blog/portfolio model. So we’ve asked her to write this article. Much as she does in her eBook, she’s included short videos, useful downloads, and links to other valuable resources. ~ John Norton A Great Tool to Continuously Assess Progress. ePortfolios and Professional Digital Presence Teachers & Students. Mosaic Listserve Tools. Authentic Assessment Toolbox Home Page. To the Authentic Assessment Toolbox, a how-to text on creating authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning.

Authentic Assessment Toolbox Home Page

Inside, you will find chapters on A good place to start -- In this chapter I identify the characteristics, strengths and limitations of authentic assessment; compare and contrast it with traditional (test-based) assessment. Why has authentic assessment become more popular in recent years? When can it best serve assessment needs? Resources and Tools for PBL Start to Finish. Educators from Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas, part of the New Tech Network of schools, have provided these resources and tools for project-based learning.

Resources and Tools for PBL Start to Finish

Tips for downloading: PDF files can be viewed on a wide variety of platforms -- both as a browser plug-in or a stand-alone application -- with Adobe's free Acrobat Reader program. Click here to download the latest version of Adobe Reader. The Hunger Games Project Documents Below are sample project-based learning documents from teachers Mary Mobley (English) and Michael Chambers (world history) of Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas.

They team-teach a sophomore world studies class. How It Works. Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers by engaging their classrooms with a series of educational exercises and games.

How It Works

Our apps are super simple and take seconds to login. Socrative runs on tablets, smartphones, and laptops. Teachers login through their device and select an activity which controls the flow of questions and games. Students simply login with their device and interact real time with the content. Apps to Use as Student ePortfolios. I have yet to find the perfect Digital Portfolio app that I think I would use exclusively in a Visual Arts class.

Apps to Use as Student ePortfolios

Some apps can be used as graphic portfolios or as beautiful sketchbooks, others are great at sharing. Not all of the apps available are great at all of these things. I have spent a heap of time trying to find one and would be more than happy for someone to send me the name of one they are using successfully. Having said that the following are apps that I would consider using; Evernote: FREE Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Paper: FREE Paper is an easy and beautiful way to create on iPad. Teaching & Assessing Soft Skills.