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WeAreTeachers: 15 Ways to Know When Your Students Aren’t “Getting” It: A Guide to Formative Assessment

WeAreTeachers: 15 Ways to Know When Your Students Aren’t “Getting” It: A Guide to Formative Assessment | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
How do you make daily assessment meaningful and engaging? Here are 15 tips to help you use formative assessment as your compass in the classroom.
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Growth Mindset and Personalized Learning

Growth Mindset and Personalized Learning | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Unbelievable conversations around growth and fixed mindset with archive of #plearnchat. There were even some controversial topics around impact to the system.
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Mindsets Affect What Students Do With Feedback

A passing acquaintance with the notion of mindset—though an excellent start—doesn’t fully convey the richness of Dweck’s idea, however. The influence of mindset shows up in students’ thinking and behavior in so many ways, one of which I want to focus on today. That is the effect of mindset on how students handle feedback.

Understanding and acting on feedback is absolutely critical to the process of mastering academic knowledge and skills. Unfortunately, although parents and teachers may givefeedback to students, that doesn’t necessarily mean that students get it—that is, get it in the sense of really listening to it, striving to understand it, and applying it to their subsequent efforts.


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7 Assessment Tips and Tools to Know What Your Students Are Really Learning @coolcatteacher

7 Assessment Tips and Tools to Know What Your Students Are Really Learning @coolcatteacher | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
How do we know our students have really mastered the standards we are supposed to teach? Assessment coach Garnett Hillman helps us understand how our assessments need to change. (We might even learn that we don’t have to grade so much and get better results.) We learn the tools and tips to help us with assessments. Important […]

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RebeccaMoore's curator insight, August 23, 1:27 PM

I did not even know how poor my assessments are until I listened to this packed 10 minute interview. Discussions include:

 

formative assessments must be frequent and fluid--sit down with standards to build questions that are reflective and align with standards to be taught

move away from what students say they know and what they actually know--you are gathering and giving to students information on their progress

grade less, but provide more feedback so that students do not become defeated, but rather gain confidence in their learning.

 

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Five Formative Assessment Tools Recommended by Teacher Experts - Education Week (subscription) (blog)

Education Week (subscription) (blog)
Five Formative Assessment Tools Recommended by Teacher Experts
Education Week (subscription) (blog)
You just asked a question to your classroom of 30 students.
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Growth vs Fixed Mindset For Elementary Students | LEARNing To LEARN | GrowthMindset

Growth vs Fixed Mindset For Elementary Students | LEARNing To LEARN | GrowthMindset | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it

Learn more:

 

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

 


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Formative assessment that closes learning gaps | SmartBlogs

Formative assessment that closes learning gaps | SmartBlogs | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
This post is sponsored by the National Council of Teachers in English Formative assessment, widely considered one of the most effective forms of assessm
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Self-Awareness: How Kids Make Sense of Life Experiences

Self-Awareness: How Kids Make Sense of Life Experiences | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Good teachers help children reflect on their thinking.
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Teachers: Know When to Stop Talking

Teachers: Know When to Stop Talking | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
It's tough for educators to withhold judgment of a student's response, but Thomas Newkirk argues that it could help deepen student understanding.

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Formative Assessment: Peer Feedback

Formative Assessment: Peer Feedback | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Peer feedback is a practice that teaches students to have meaningful conversations with their peers about student work. This practice must be explicitly taught, modeled, and reviewed with students to be successful.
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Quick Tips for Maintaining Student Engagement - Catapult Learning

Quick Tips for Maintaining Student Engagement - Catapult Learning | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
This time of year, student engagement is key! How do we keep our students from staring out the window and dreaming about summer vacation?
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Life of an Educator: 10 questions to ask yourself before giving an assessment:

Life of an Educator: 10 questions to ask yourself before giving an assessment: | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
10 questions to ask yourself before giving an assessment: http://t.co/UKfrrUjvLI via @justintarte
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50 Digital Education Tools and Apps for Formative Assessment Success

50 Digital Education Tools and Apps for Formative Assessment Success | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
We've updated our list. There are now 50 digital education tools, and apps, for formative assessment success on the list for teachers to use.

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5 Fantastic Formative Assessment Tools for Teachers

5 Fantastic Formative Assessment Tools for Teachers | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
These online assessment tools help teachers keep track of student achievement and inform future planning. They are free, easy to learn and can be used on any device.
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WeAreTeachers: 15 Ways to Know When Your Students Aren’t “Getting” It: A Guide to Formative Assessment

WeAreTeachers: 15 Ways to Know When Your Students Aren’t “Getting” It: A Guide to Formative Assessment | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
How do you make daily assessment meaningful and engaging? Here are 15 tips to help you use formative assessment as your compass in the classroom.
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Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities, Part 1 | Tech Learning

Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities, Part 1 | Tech Learning | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
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Creating Student-Centered Learning Profiles: Wh...

Creating Student-Centered Learning Profiles: Wh... | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Creating Student-Centered Learning Profiles: What Great Teachers Know About Their Students by TeachThought Staff For Professional Development or consulting around this or other ideas you read about on TeachThought, contact us.
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Part 1: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

Part 1: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
I have often reflected on the idea of formative assessment. In my reflection I have come up with several main ideas. First, this is a practice that has always been a part of good teaching. Second, ...
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Learning Tasks

Learning should be fun, and easy. It is my goal to provide you with the best possible learning experience. To do so, your learning is organized into six district ...
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These 27 questions will help you (really) know your learners

These 27 questions will help you (really) know your learners | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
What’s the point of creating a course that no one wants?

No point at all, right?

YET, we find hundreds of eLearning designers creating courses that nobody wants. Courses which the designers themselves can’t figure: who would want!

It should ALWAYS be the other way around.

Designers must first understand their target audience and then build content around their needs, circumstances, limitations, preferences, and wants. This means that one must move beyond the common descriptions handed out by SMEs, the manager, or even the client.

Hence, this post where I will talk about empathy mapping — an intuitive, yet highly powerful framework that uses a set of questions that puts you in your audience’s shoes. It is a great way for engaging with SMEs as well as performing your own research.

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"Failure is an option. Fear is not”: Creating a safe intellectual space for learning

"Failure is an option. Fear is not”: Creating a safe intellectual space for learning | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
This month, SmartBlog on Education is exploring classroom design and management — just in time for the new school year. In this blog post, educational
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WA districts address common concern with standards-based grading

WA districts address common concern with standards-based grading | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
David Radford said it was difficult for some students at his high school to adjust to standards-based grading this past school year.
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Teaching guru is optimistic about education

Teaching guru is optimistic about education | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Dylan Wiliam is known as a teaching guru with some 'gimmicky' methods. So how does he rate this government's chances of improving educational standards, asks Peter Wilby
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Educational Leadership:Using Assessments Thoughtfully:The Problem with Penalties

Educational Leadership:Using Assessments Thoughtfully:The Problem with Penalties | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
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Myron presenting at Grand Rapids today on standards based grading.

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Dr. Dylan Wiliam and Learning Sciences International Introduce the Strategic ... - PR Web (press release)

Dr. Dylan Wiliam and Learning Sciences International Introduce the Strategic ... - PR Web (press release) | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
West Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) August 10, 2015 -- Education Authority Dylan Wiliam, Ph.D.
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