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January 2010 Blog Posts (5)

AFL - Students checking their progress (World Language example)

If we can use AFL strategies to get students to monitor their own progress and to use feedback to guide their learning, then we have truly accomplished something. Here is an example of how that might be done. This specific example is for a French 2 class. However, it's really a vocabulary example and could be used in any classroom where vocabulary was being taught. Actually, it could probably be applied many more situations than just vocabulary.



Each student receives a Progress Check… Continue

Added by Scott Habeeb on January 29, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Did AFL guide my instruction today?

Here are a few questions you can ask yourself as you evaluate whether or not AFL principles are present in your classroom:



1. Did I leave class today with the assessment data/info I need to know for sure how well my students - as a group and/or individually - understood the lesson I just taught them?



2. Did my students leave class today with the assessment data/info they need to know for sure how well they understood the lesson I taught them?



If… Continue

Added by Scott Habeeb on January 28, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

AFL principles can guide many different types of classroom practices

I just had an opportunity to watch AFL principles being applied in an interesting manner in a teacher’s classroom.



The teacher is Lewis Armistead. The class is Advanced Algebra/Trig. This class is dual enrolled with Virginia Western Community College and includes Math students ranging from pretty strong to our strongest.



Today is the final… Continue

Added by Scott Habeeb on January 27, 2010 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

review

Twice a week mini quizzes are an excellent way to assess student progress and a method for them to measure their progress, labs are a great way to assess material as well as skills

Added by Anna Armstrong Dyer on January 13, 2010 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Getting and Giving Student Feedback

Check out this article by Heather Rader on getting and giving student feedback, a concept that is central to AFL!







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Getting and Giving Student Feedback

Heather Rader


I saved this quote from an email with the title "Why We Love Children":



A little girl had just finished her first… Continue

Added by Melanie E Smith on January 13, 2010 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

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