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Scott Habeeb's Blog – June 2014 Archive (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…


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…


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…


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

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