Author Archives: J Martens

About J Martens

Educator living in Vancouver and working in SD37 Delta. Supporting Numeracy while learning how formative assessment, literacy, inquiry, and technology serve to improve learning and increase engagement (for teachers & students).

UbD Lite

Some examples of teachers clarifying and sharing learning intentions More examples PPT Slides

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Term Overviews – Elementary Examples

Home page: Year 1 Fall Overview Year 2 Fall Overview Year 3 Fall Overview Year 4 Fall Overview Year 5 Fall Overview Year 6 Fall Overview

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Resources – Aboriginal Perspectives

Weaving Aboriginal Perspectives into the Curriculum (SD37) Aboriginal Worldviews and Perspectives in the Classroom First Peoples Principles of Learning (J. Chrona) First Peoples Principles of Learning (BC Ministry of Ed)

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Students Discuss the Power of Learning Targets

Grade 7/8 students in Jeanne Boland’s class at the Odyssey School in Denver, CO, discuss the power of “unpacking” learning targets so that they can articulate a clear vision of the intended learning and criteria for success. (VIDEO) Note: This video … Continue reading

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Formative Assessment Overview

via Dylan Wiliam’s Presentation The bridge between teaching and learning

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Student’s Ability to be Self-Directed

Last fall a colleague from another district asked me if I could “recommend any professional resources that frame a student’s ability to be self-directed and establish learning targets that are consistent with self-regulated learning?” Their team had done a fair … Continue reading

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Dear Mum & Dad: About my report card…

Originally posted on Martens in the Middle:
Here is a copy of the letter that students from our pod wrote to explain the reports to their parents and to be included as an insert with their report card. We started…

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