Stop Praising Student Work. Be Specific Instead.

Stop Praising Student Work. Be Specific Instead.

Stop Praising Student Work. Be Specific Instead. contributed by Paul Moss We all know that time demands on teachers seem to be ever-growing. Sometimes I feel I must be working in dog years, so any way to reduce the burden is worth exploring. One approach is the use of...
20 Simple Assessment Strategies You Can Use Every Day

20 Simple Assessment Strategies You Can Use Every Day

20 Simple Assessment Strategies You Can Use Every Day contributed by Saga Briggs This post has been updated from a previous version The ultimate goal of teaching is understanding.  But sometimes it’s easier to talk than to teach, as we all know, especially when we...
Why Teachers Need Formative Assessment Too

Why Teachers Need Formative Assessment Too

Why Teachers Need Formative Assessment Too *this blog was originally published at TeachThought.com by Paul Moss When you saw the image above, it may have surprised you in some way. If you’re a teacher, you may have instantly wondered if you would, should, or could do...
18 Inconvenient Truths About Assessment

18 Inconvenient Truths About Assessment

18 Inconvenient Truths About Assessmentby Terry Heick1. In terms of pedagogy, the primary purpose of an assessment is to provide data to revise planned instruction. It should provide an obvious answer to the question, ‘What next?’ What now?”2....