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April 2010 Blog Posts (4)

Assessment FOR Learning + Enthusiasm = Powerful Instruction

What a privilege it is to be able to observe great educators practicing their craft!


Recently I had a chance to be in the classroom of Michelle Kovac, Salem High School's Marketing teacher. She was teaching Advanced Marketing. Two things stood out to me.


1. Mrs. Kovac did an excellent job of weaving AFL strategies and techniques into her classroom.


2. The…
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Added by Scott Habeeb on April 23, 2010 at 11:33am — 2 Comments

Confusion over Formative Assessment

Salem High School Earth Science teacher, Wes Lester, recently sent me this link to a post on Edutopia about Formative Assessment (AFL). I found it to be an excellent post and worth reading, so I left a comment stating this.… Continue

Added by Scott Habeeb on April 13, 2010 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Coaching in the Classroom

I was speaking with a colleague the other day about the fact that some in our organization are still having a difficult time understanding and recognizing assessment for learning practices. Some continue to see assessment for learning as an elusive strategy or project that they have not yet figured out. In reality assessment for learning is nothing more than figuring out ways to regularly check the…

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Added by Curtis Hicks on April 2, 2010 at 3:06pm — 2 Comments

Simple AFL activity in Math

A colleague of mine reminded me this morning of an AFL strategy that she observed me using a few weeks ago. I decided to share!

Students had a quiz and I wanted to make sure that they understood what they were to be assessed on. So at the beginning of the class, I wrote 5 problems on the board similar to those on their quiz. I explained that after they had successfully completed those five problems, I would give them their quiz. Each student was able to get their answers…

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Added by Kirstine M. Barber on April 1, 2010 at 10:57am — 1 Comment

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