Has the sudden shift to virtual learning sent you searching for motivating, engaging, and challenging activities for your online classroom? More and more, I am hearing teachers and parents lament over students who are logging in but tuning out. And as schools transition back to face-to-face,
What IS Teacher Clarity?
Simply put, teacher clarity means an educator has absolute clarity about what students are to learn, know, and be able to do for an upcoming instructional focus before they plan any instruction and assessments.
The Clarity Problem
Today there’s a lot of fuzziness around
“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice.
It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.”
― William Jennings Bryan
Students are not reborn every September. They are not new to education or to subject-area
Though definitions of “deeper learning” vary widely, we believe and have learned from many of our authors that deeper learning is about moving past formulas and facts, and understanding the bigger concepts behind that surface-level knowledge. It’s not that surface knowledge is any less important
Part 1: Developing Learning Progressions
There are many differences between elementary and secondary teachers in terms of the challenges they face in supporting their students to learn at the highest levels.
Elementary Teachers Diagnose—Secondary Teachers Prescribe
Elementary teachers face different challenges than their secondary counterparts. For example, they
This post was originally published on Common Formative Assessments by Larry Ainsworth.
How can teachers really know what their impact is on student learning?
As educators, we want to make learning visible to our students. We constantly look for new ways to maximize our impact. We have