Stanford professor Carol Dweck’s work is being used all over the world. When we look at what school should epitomize…the growth mindset should be at the center. Many adults who
Effective questions posed within the learning environment elevate cognitive rigor. No longer only utilized to assess what students know, best questions engage the learner, prompt deep study, and expand the learning. Educators who employ effective questioning techniques will be better able to challenge students to demonstrate and communicate their thinking and learning.
Whenever I ask students a question and they respond with a long silence, I start to worry about a few things. I worry about the quality of my question, I
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Three strategies can help students become future-proof problem solvers: preparing for a prompt, strategic guidance, and question.
Fagell, P. (2019, October 30). 3 Ways to Boost Middle Schoolers’ Confidence in Class. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
Middle school is a distinct phase, and a school counselor has ideas for how teachers can draw out their students’ best work.
Berwick, C. (2019, October 25). What Does the Research Say About Testing? Retrieved November 25, 2019.
There’s too much testing in schools, most teachers agree, but well-designed classroom tests and quizzes can improve student recall and retention.
Wilson County Schools in Tennessee has seen improved achievement in reading since adopting a data-driven decision-making approach and prioritizing literacy, writes Donna Wright, director of schools for the district. In
Vilen, A. (2019, November 14). Assessment Works Best When Students Are in the Driver’s Seat. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
Truth: Most of the important things we learn in life can’t be measured on a standardized test. In fact, a lot of things that do appear on standardized tests are
Assessment should serve as a multifaceted analytical instrument for ongoing reflection. When used as an evaluative tool that combines qualitative and quantitative factors as one component in a comprehensive educational
Students take a lead role in understanding and communicating their progress when they reflect on their learning in front of parents and panels of experts.
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Framing questions the right way—and scaffolding the right kinds of responses—can help teachers avoid blank stares and awkward silences.