Experiential Engagement – What does it look like?

The goal of experiential engagement is to hook students at the beginning of a unit or lesson in order to motivate them to want to learn.  The idea is to set up an activity that allows learners to personally connect to the topic and find some authentic context. The concept is explained in more detail Read more about Experiential Engagement – What does it look like?[…]

The Formative Assessment Action Plan

The Formative Assessment Action Plan: Practical Steps to More Successful Teaching and Learning by Nancy Frey My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is one of the more useful books about how to embed formative assessment practices into classroom teaching. What makes this book a lot better than many others is the fact that it Read more about The Formative Assessment Action Plan[…]

The BIG ISSUES in 2016

ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING! WHERE WE ARE … The need to successfully implement formative assessment practices in the classroom was identified as one of the three most pressing issues facing the NZ education system  (Education Review Office, 2012).  What is disappointing is the fact that even though the potential for formative assessment was clearly  identified by Read more about The BIG ISSUES in 2016[…]

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