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Tools for assessing and evaluating student learning
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8 Takeaways on Thoughtful Assessment #Infographic 

8 Takeaways on Thoughtful Assessment #Infographic  | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Rigor, data-based decision making may lead teachers to errors in assessing student learning. Find out how to address these issues thoughtfully.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 15, 1:34 PM
This is an informative infographic for teachers. Good teachers continuously learn about their students and their needs.
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Foster A Growth Mindset in Your Class Using These Strategies

Foster A Growth Mindset in Your Class Using These Strategies | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
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August , 2017
In her celebrated book ‘Mindset: The New Psychology of Success’, Stanford university psychologist Carol S. Dweck makes a strong case backed up with  scientific evidence for the power of mindset in shaping one’s success or failure in almost every facet of our life.Those with a fixed mindset mentality tend to be limited in their learning scope believing that their inner traits and abilities are biologically determined. On the other hand, people with a growth mindset embrace change and tend to learn more from life experiences because for them concepts such as skills, abilities and competencies are not fixated  and can be developed through a process of error and trial.

In today’s post, we are sharing with you this handy infographic we created based on Marcus Guido’s post ’10 Ways Teachers Can Instill a Growth Mindset in Students’. Guido walks you through the different strategies you can use with your students to cultivate a growth mindset in your class and ultimately enhance students learning.  Read his post to learn more about each of the strategies featured here.

The visual below is also available in PDF format from this link.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=growth+mindset

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=practice

 

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 15, 1:27 PM
There are excellent ideas in the flow chart i.e. journals, teaching how to deal with challenges, create portfolios to show progress, etc.

Art Costa and Bena Kallick's Habits of Mind would be a nice complement to these.
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Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool

Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
It's important to recognize that a growth mindset is an overall paradigm for personal development rather than a pedagogical tool for measuring academic accomplishment.

 

5 Growth Mindset Practices

In their groundbreaking book, Professional Learning Communities at Work, Richard DuFour and Robert Eaker say it clearly when pointing out the issue that comes about when change initiatives are considered "a task to complete rather than an ongoing process." If we really want to improve our schools, our work, and the education of our students, we can do so by adopting a new mindset -- for everyone -- that would include:

Being humble enough to accept that there are things about ourselves and our practices that can improveBecoming part of professional teams that value constructive critique instead of criticismTreating setbacks as formative struggles within the learning process instead of summative failuresRealizing the restrictive role that timelines can play in reaching high standards, and using foundational philosophies such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to map systems so that everyone's growth is supportedCreate flexible grouping at all times so that nobody's trapped in any one course level or particular type of work.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Growth+Mindset

 


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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, July 28, 6:43 PM
Growth mindset applies not just to students, but to teachers and administrators as well.  We must support all individuals as they develop and grow.
Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, August 2, 2:45 PM
Growth mindset is about an approach to life not another tool for teaching. Teachers can shift away from this tool-approach by looking at growth mindset as a way to develop as a person not get better grades. 
Tina Jameson's curator insight, August 3, 6:47 PM
An interesting read - worth reflecting on what we mean by a 'growth mindset'.
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To err is human - and a powerful prelude to learning - The Hechinger Report

To err is human - and a powerful prelude to learning - The Hechinger Report | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Once a month, this column will examine the insights that science offers about the way people learn, and how such findings could influence schools. Most of us can remember a moment like this from our school years: the teacher poses a question – maybe it’s math, maybe history.  You raise your hand, you give your …
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Teacher Clarity: A Potent Yet Often Abused Teaching Strategy

Teacher Clarity: A Potent Yet Often Abused Teaching Strategy | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Teacher clarity is critical. Eminent educators, Dylan Wiliam & John Hattie agree that you must be very clear about what you want your students to learn. But
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What Are the Five Formative Success Skills Every Student Needs?

What Are the Five Formative Success Skills Every Student Needs? | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
What are the formative five skills for success and why do they matter to students? Find out here.
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20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning -

20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning - | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Feedback for learning is a matter of communication, consistency, and tone, all driven by and for assessment practice.
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9 Inspiring Student-Led Formative Assessment Activities

9 Inspiring Student-Led Formative Assessment Activities | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Are you looking for some awesome student-led formative assessment ideas for your kids to use? Try out ones from this list.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, March 1, 8:25 PM
Frequent, low- or no-stakes, recall-based formative assessment is the most effective method of securing content and skills in the longterm memory. I worked through scores of research pieces, and they all indicate the same thing. Please read this piece from the wonderful people of the Global Digital Citizen Foundation. If you want to see my keynote on the same issues it is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vJ1wqxTmLc
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Getting Started with Questions about Using Evidence to Guide Teaching and Learning

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9 Inspiring Student-Led Formative Assessment Activities

9 Inspiring Student-Led Formative Assessment Activities | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Are you looking for some awesome student-led formative assessment ideas for your kids to use? Try out ones from this list.
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Helping Struggling Students Build a Growth Mindset

Helping Struggling Students Build a Growth Mindset | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Veteran researchers present five strategies—like maintaining success files and allowing choice—to help struggling students develop a positive attitude needed for success.
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Teachers Need a Growth Mindset Too

Teachers Need a Growth Mindset Too | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Pushing our students to adopt a growth mindset is an easy call. Adopting one ourselves is harder.
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Why Learning Intentions Don't Necessarily Work

Why Learning Intentions Don't Necessarily Work | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Too many times students are forced to do an activity that surrounds a concept they already know. The activities focus on doing something, rather than learning something. We need to stop doing that.
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Know Students Better: A Visual Guide to Formative Assessment Tools

Know Students Better: A Visual Guide to Formative Assessment Tools | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
There is a very wide variety of digital formative assessment tools that can
be used for free. I’ve made simple graphics for 18 of them. Most of the
tools work with any web browser, so they are great for laptops, computer
labs, iPads, Chromebooks, tablets, and smartphones.

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How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Do you want to learn how to give effective feedback to your students? If given well, feedback is one of the most potent teaching strategies that you can use

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Recognizing and Overcoming False Growth Mindset

Recognizing and Overcoming False Growth Mindset | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Examples of a false growth mindset include praising effort over progress, affirming students' potential without enabling them, and blaming their mindset instead of refocusing it.
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Growth mindset does not predict academic achievement, study finds

Growth mindset does not predict academic achievement, study finds | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Academics believe that a fixed mindset may in fact be more conducive to educational success
There is no evidence to support the theory that growth mindsets predict academic achievement, a new study has claimed.

If anything, the research states, a fixed-intelligence mindset helps individuals with below-average intelligence to achieve higher levels of education than they might otherwise.

And it found that, contrary to popular belief, boys were not more likely than girls to demonstrate a growth mindset.

The academics, from Case Western Reserve University, in the US state of Ohio, conducted three different studies, with a total of 393 adults. The aim was to see whether those people with a growth mindset were more likely to succeed than those with a fixed mindset.

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Free Webinar: Easy Formative Assessment with Google Forms - Simplek12

Free Webinar: Easy Formative Assessment with Google Forms - Simplek12 | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Join Monica Burns as she shares some of her favorite ways to use Google Forms for formative assessment.
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The Importance of Intrinsic Student Motivation When Selecting Educational Technologies

The Importance of Intrinsic Student Motivation When Selecting Educational Technologies | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Download WHITE PAPER Elizabeth R. Kazakoff, PhD, Senior Researcher, Publications Manager, Lexia Learning  
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25 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset - InformED

25 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset - InformED | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
“This growth mindset is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts. Although people may differ in every which way in their initial talents and aptitudes, interests, or temperaments, everyone can change and grow through application and experience.”

This is important because it can actually change what you strive for and what you see as success. By changing the definition, significance, and impact of failure, you change the deepest meaning of effort.

In this mindset, the hand you’re dealt is just the starting point for development. So how does this apply to learning and what can we do to help instill this attitude in our students?

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How I ‘Unconference’ in My Project-based Class

How I ‘Unconference’ in My Project-based Class | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
In her project classroom, Amber Chandler uses "unconferencing" – a flexible approach to student support, with help available from both teacher and classmates.
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How To Cultivate A Growth Mindset In Your Classroom - by Donna Wilson

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Dialogue Defibrillators: Jump-Start Classroom Discussions!

Dialogue Defibrillators: Jump-Start Classroom Discussions! | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Here are eight remedies for classroom participation issues like fuzzy questions, introverted students, lack of focus, social threat, boredom, sleepiness, cognitive load, and wait time.

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10 Habits Worth Starting in the Classroom

10 Habits Worth Starting in the Classroom | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
When we look at what research says about becoming better at something, two pieces of evidence stand out.

First, we must have clarity on what our goals are, and where we want to go or what we want to become.

Second, it is deliberate practice (combined with feedback loops) that increase the myelin in our brain and in turn help improve performance and growth.

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, January 12, 10:52 AM
Excellent. Worth a read.
 
Sacra Jáimez's curator insight, January 12, 1:11 PM
We shouldn't take for granted how important is to set a habit formation loop  in our classes so that longlife learning and continuous improvement be just part of the process of being an educated person.