Category Archives: Assessment

SMP5: Use Appropriate Tools Strategically #LL2LU

We want every learner in our care to be able to say I can use appropriate tools strategically. (CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP5) But…What if I think I can’t? What if I have no idea what are appropriate tools in the context of what … Continue reading

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Visual: SMP-3 Construct Viable Arguments and Critique the Reasoning of Others #LL2LU

We want every learner in our care to be able to say I can construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP3 But…what if I can’t? What if I’m afraid that I will hurt someone’s feelings or ask … Continue reading

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SMP3: Construct Viable Arguments and Critique the Reasoning of Others #LL2LU

We want every learner in our care to be able to say I can construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP3 But…what if I can’t? What if I’m afraid that I will hurt someone’s feelings or ask … Continue reading

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A lesson in making use of structure from/with @jmccalla1

Jeff McCalla, Confessions of a Wannabe Super Teacher, published some really good thinking about collaboration vs. competition.  In his post, he describes challenging his learners to investigate the following: Which of these product rules could be used to quickly expand … Continue reading

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Observation of Practice – Learning Together

What if we lend another our perspective? What if we focus on what is happening in classrooms in purposeful and focused ways? What if we model and embrace formative assessment of our practice? What if we add additional feedback loops … Continue reading

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#BrightSpot Ethnography and #Buoyancy using Twitter – Learning Together

To pursue bright spots is to ask the question “What’s working, and how can we do more of it?” Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Yet, in the real world, this obvious question is almost never asked. (p. 45, Heath and Heath) …“buoyancy”— … Continue reading

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Summer Reading 2014 debrief: learner choice and voice (part 1)

We know student-learners need and deserve differentiated learning opportunities.  Don’t all learners?  How do we model learner choice? As a team of 150 learners charged with a responsibility of developing and maintaining a learning community for ourselves and the 650 children … Continue reading

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