Category Archives: Assessment

Summer Reading 2014 – Themes and Choices

As a team of 150 learners charged with a responsibility of developing and maintaining a learning community for ourselves and the 640 children that we love and care for, how do we learn and grow when we are apart? We … Continue reading

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#NCSM14 Art of Questioning: Leading Learners to Level Up #LL2LU

What if we empower and embolden our learners to ask the questions they need to ask by improving the way we communicate and assess? Great teachers lead us just far enough down a path so we can challenge for ourselves. … Continue reading

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#LL2LU Formative Assessment that Builds Confidence and Skill – #NspiredatT3

What if we empower and embolden our learners to ask the questions they need to ask by improving the way we communicate and assess? Great teachers lead us just far enough down a path so we can challenge for ourselves. … Continue reading

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Goals and Self-Assessment – Reflecting on My Learning as of February 9, 2014

I submitted a goal on April 8 which I updated on September 3, October 3, and November 10, 2013.   Have I made progress on my goal through the action steps?  What will I learn if I review my intentions and collect … Continue reading

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#EduCon #MartinConnects #LL2LU to 8 sites

How might we learn and grow together when we are far apart? What if we leverage the power of connectedness and social media to learn and share? Shelley Paul and I presented Leading Learners to Level Up at EduCon. Working in … Continue reading

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Success accelerants and stamps of positive success

I love having GPS access in my car.  I often need help to arrive at my destination.  She gives me in the moment directions and helps me feel confident that I can get to where I need to be.  I … Continue reading

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Feedback a la positivity – examples

A colleague messaged me privately concerning the “positivity trip” I’m on in my posts.  While I don’t care for the word used, I’ll quote the question. There you go again, Jill.  I’m gonna ask one more time. Aren’t you concerned … Continue reading

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Positivity challenge: experiment, practice, observe, take note

What if we experiment with influence of positivity? What if feedback to learners identifies details of strengths exhibited as well as areas for growth in a 3:1 ratio?  How might we enhance motivation and productivity? How might we influence opportunities … Continue reading

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Positivity ratio – productivity, motivation, flourish

Even the smallest shots of positivity can give someone a serious competitive edge. (Achor, 48 pag.) Tis the season…Either exams were just completed or the prep for them is beginning. I wonder how we might employ the positivity ratio in … Continue reading

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Assessment PD: #LL2LU Learning Progressions – a.k.a. Falconry – feedback

Yesterday’s session on assessment causes me to wonder…Are we afraid of cool feedback? I wonder if we so closely connect feedback to being evaluated that we miss opportunities to learn and grow.  What if we embed feedback loops in our … Continue reading

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