How can you tell if your school system has a culture that enables innovation? If you’re an education leader aiming to transform teaching and learning to better serve all students, do a quick culture check by considering these scenarios:
If teachers want to work together on instructional design or assessment strategies, do they have space and time for shared
Evidence of impact lies at the heart of Visible Learning. What is the evidence this is working? What is the evidence this is not working? What are our actions in response to the evidence? This year’s annual visible learning conference theme, Impact! Knowing, Acting, Evaluating, delves
One common formative assessment method is a whole-class Q&A session. Done right, it can provide you with valuable information; not done right, it can provide students a chance to zone out and/or misbehave.
Let’s look at two techniques I use to randomly designate—to distribute turns equitably.
The question-and-answer format is a valuable teacher tool. It allows us to check students’ understanding of what they have learned and to probe their thoughts on problem solving, but only if we can limit student call-outs. The goal is to give every student a voice
“Grades are not something you give… but something a student earns.”
We know the truth of the statement that grades are earned, rather than given, but it is not always something that students understand. And it is our job to help them connect the study habits,
“Are there any questions?” isn’t a reliable method to check student understanding.
Teachers generally intend it to check student understanding, but consider it from a student’s point of view—especially an adolescent student. Here is an invitation to appear ignorant before your classmates. Here is a chance to show the world that whatever