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Black Box #1

The sheet below is one that a BC teacher uses to great effect in her classroom. Assume this is the only view we have of the classroom (i.e. its a black box). What must be happening in the classroom? HT Peter Liljedahl

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Student-generated Learning Goals

The Question “My colleagues and I want to develop some type of tool for students to use to promote their own ability to be self-directed.  We came to recognize that goal-setting per se was not enough, especially if it was driven … Continue reading

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Learning Intentions in Intermediate Science

Question: Hope things are going well…I’m sure you’re super busy now we’ve already reached mid-term.  For my inquiry in my class I’m working on sharing my learning intentions with my students in writing.  I’d also like to work on it … Continue reading

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Formative Assessment in HS Math Class

Here are a few examples of high school mathematics teachers who have made small changes to their practice which have been positive for both the teachers and their students. I highly recommend exploring other posts on these blogs. On exit … Continue reading

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Using Evidence to Make Informed Decisions

An assessment functions formatively to the extent that evidence about student achievement is elicited, interpreted, and used by teachers, learners, or their peers to make decisions about the next steps in instruction that are likely to be better, or better … Continue reading

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Why Share Learning Intentions with Students?

Based on a close reading of Chapter 3 of Dylan Wiliam’s book Embedded Formative Assessment (2011) The research evidence for the benefits of sharing learning intentions and success criteria is powerful and persuasive. Wiliam provides an overview of an extensive … Continue reading

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Science 8 Learning Intentions

These “units” span the entire Science 8 and Science 10 courses for BC (more examples of other unit plans). They were created by Karen Greig who is sharing them under a Creative Commons Licence. Feel free to use but be … Continue reading

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