6 Common Misunderstandings About Assessment

6 Common Misunderstandings About Assessment

by Iain Lancaster Over the past two decades there has been a lot written, and much discussion, around the use effective use of assessment in the classroom. Unfortunately many educators, particularly at the secondary school level, continue to cling tenaciously to...
10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds

10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds

by TeachThought Staff Good assessment is frequent assessment. Any assessment is designed to provide a snapshot of student understand—the more snapshots, the more complete the full picture of knowledge. On its best day, an assessment will be 100% effective, telling you...
27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding

27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding

27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding Checking for understanding is the foundation of teaching. Whether you’re using formative assessment for data to personalize learning within a unit, or more summative data to refine a curriculum map, the ability to quickly and...
How To Create A No-Zero Policy In Your Classroom

How To Create A No-Zero Policy In Your Classroom

How To Create A No-Zero Policy In Your Classroom by TeachThought Staff One of my students came up to me at the beginning of this year and said, “I’ll be graduating next year because of you.” It was a wonderful experience and one that I hadn’t experienced before. It...
How To Use A Rubric Without Stifling Creativity

How To Use A Rubric Without Stifling Creativity

How To Use A Rubric Without Stifling Creativity by Grant Wiggins, Ph.D, Authentic Education It was not that long ago when I did a workshop where the staff from the Dodge Foundation (who were funding my work at the time) took me aside at the break because they were...
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