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June 2014 Blog Posts (3)

Grade Like A Torpedo

Today, as I was reading one of my new favorite books, Teach Like A Pirate by Dave Burgess, I came across a metaphor that I'm sure will stick with me.  It's the metaphor of the torpedo.

In his chapter "Ask and Analyze,"  Burgess shares a story he read in Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell…

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Added by Scott Habeeb on June 23, 2014 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Student Self-Assessment

If you've read much on this Assessment FOR Learning site you're aware of the 4 components of The Heart of AFL.  One of those key components is that students will use feedback to guide their own learning on both a short- and long-term basis.  

This concept often causes educators to roll their eyes as they think to themselves, "No student of mine ever asked for feedback to…

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Added by Scott Habeeb on June 17, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Focused Formatives

I came across this blog by Cassandra Erkens recently from a link on Twitter.  I was reminded of 2 things:

  1. Twitter is an excellent resource for professional development and professional growth, and
  2. Formative Assessment - Assessment FOR Learning - just makes sense.

I love how Erkens provides practical ideas for implementing AFL strategies into a classroom.  More importantly, though, is how she helps teachers decide what to STOP doing in order to make…

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Added by Scott Habeeb on June 6, 2014 at 1:46pm — No Comments

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