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53 Ways to Check for Understanding

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How much of your lesson should be teacher talk?

How much of your lesson should be teacher talk? | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
When the teacher does talk, it needs to incorporate all the essential skills of good presentation (which Mercer says anyone can learn to do well) and it needs to be considered and well-thought-through in its content.

When the teacher is not talking, pupils need activities to promote spoken language skills, and these are not, he stresses, just those skills that seem to be promoted through oracy interventions.

“There is tendency to think of oracy as speech-making or taking part in debates, but we actually mean the full range of spoken language skills, which would include working in a team, helping someone else learn something, listening sensitively to someone so you can help them, and so on,” he explains. “Children will differ in these skills.Some may be excellent making speeches but not skilled in a group situation – they may not listen to anyone else at all. While another student may be the opposite.”

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Framing 'failure' as a necessary educational experience

Framing 'failure' as a necessary educational experience | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it

"Though failure is often described solely as a means to determine a path towards success, educators and panelists at a recent two-day event at Teachers College, Columbia University stressed the importance of incorporating failure into learning and the ways to use it productively, in higher ed courses, K-12 classrooms and teacher preparation programs."


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EDTECH@UTRGV's curator insight, December 14, 2017 12:23 PM

Sometimes we learn more through trial and error than from getting it right the first time. I think we need to provide more opportunities to allow students to experiment without penalty for failure.

 
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Why I Don't Grade

Why I Don't Grade | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Grades are currency for a capitalist system that reduces learning to a transaction. Grading is a massive co-ordinated effort to take humans out of the educational process.
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Feedback and Formative Assessments Fuel Student Achievement

Feedback and Formative Assessments Fuel Student Achievement | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Here's a simple way to fuel student achievement—add formative assessment and feedback to your online lesson modules.
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When The Focus Is On The Student, Not The Class

When The Focus Is On The Student, Not The Class | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
One small school district in New Hampshire was performing at the bottom of the state when it came to standardized tests and graduation rates. Then, leaders totally changed the way teachers taught.
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Critique Protocol: Helping Students Produce High-Quality Work

Critique Protocol: Helping Students Produce High-Quality Work | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Your students can improve their work by recognizing the strengths and weaknesses in the work of others.
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Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It

Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Our brains are wired to forget, but there are research-backed strategies you can use to make your teaching stick.
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Generating Effective Questions

Generating Effective Questions | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Four ways to come up with questions that guide students to engage deeply with class content. Plus: a pop quiz for you.
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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, 2017 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.

 

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

 

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

 

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 15, 2017 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.
Diana Jaimes V.'s curator insight, September 2, 2017 9:50 AM
First, this article led me to consider mindset shaping as a powerful tool for learning as any other aspect of life. It explains the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset that normally refers to people constantly learning from any experience. Since their capabilities are not fixed, these people are never closed to a learning experience and always use the trial and error learning. They proposed an infographic with several strategies to foster a growth mindset in our students some of the steps include the use of diverse teaching strategies, explanations of purposes of abstract thinking, teaching values, among others.
 
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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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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, July 28, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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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50 Things You Can Say To Encourage A Child -

50 Things You Can Say To Encourage A Child - | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
50 Things You Can Say To Encourage A Child by TeachThought Staff There are many ways to encourage a child, but for students of any age, honest, authentic, and persistent messages from adults that have credibility in their eyes are among the most powerful. The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning has put together the …
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A Troubling Side Effect of Praise

A Troubling Side Effect of Praise | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Young students who are praised for being smart are more likely to cheat, a new study finds.
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Everything You Wanted to Know About Formative Assessment But Were Afraid to Ask…

Everything You Wanted to Know About Formative Assessment But Were Afraid to Ask… | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Recently Steven Anderson and I had an engaging discussion on the topic of Formative Assessment for ACER Education. Check out what we had to say. Some of the highlights: What Is Formative Assessment…
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Do No Harm: Flexible and Smart Grading Practices

Do No Harm: Flexible and Smart Grading Practices | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Have students take responsibility for their grades and behavior by strategically offering opportunities to redo assignments, retake tests, and reflect on their performance.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, November 16, 2017 1:16 PM
Learning and growing are ongoing. Taking that stance means teachers would offer students opportunities to redo activities, retake tests, and reflecting on their learning (metacognition).
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Developing Students’ Ability to Give and Take Effective Feedback

Developing Students’ Ability to Give and Take Effective Feedback | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Schools are using a modified version of the Six Thinking Hats technique to teach students how to give effective feedback to one another.
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Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation

Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Dr. Allen Mendler presents eight strategies for helping your students reclaim and master the lost art of conversation.
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Better Formative Feedback: Work Worth Doing in a Place Worth Being | Getting Smart #ModernEDU #Assessment

Better Formative Feedback: Work Worth Doing in a Place Worth Being | Getting Smart #ModernEDU #Assessment | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Defining Formative Assessment

Overall, we’ve done a good job helping students “learn how to learn.” One of the biggest growth opportunities today is to help teachers and students to “know how they know.”

 

Educators skilled at designing formative assessment practice are able to understand where students are and where they need to be on a daily basis and adapt learning experiences accordingly.

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) recently adopted the following definition of formative assessment:

Formative assessment is a planned, ongoing process used by all students and teachers during learning and teaching to elicit and use evidence of student learning to improve student understanding of intended disciplinary learning outcomes, and support students to become more self-directed learners.

~ CCSSO FAST SCASS Austin, Texas, June 2017

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 7, 2017 11:02 AM
Defining Formative Assessment

Overall, we’ve done a good job helping students “learn how to learn.” One of the biggest growth opportunities today is to help teachers and students to “know how they know.”

 

Educators skilled at designing formative assessment practice are able to understand where students are and where they need to be on a daily basis and adapt learning experiences accordingly.

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) recently adopted the following definition of formative assessment:

Formative assessment is a planned, ongoing process used by all students and teachers during learning and teaching to elicit and use evidence of student learning to improve student understanding of intended disciplinary learning outcomes, and support students to become more self-directed learners.

~ CCSSO FAST SCASS Austin, Texas, June 2017

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, September 7, 2017 2:05 PM
Formative feedback is teaching and learning as feedback. It is specific, timely, and situational for each student. It involves metacognitive skills.
Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, September 8, 2017 2:50 AM
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Creative Ways to Grade and Provide Feedback for Students

Creative Ways to Grade and Provide Feedback for Students | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Students need feedback often and creating a system by rubber stamping work can provide visible and immediate proof of student progress.
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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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