Examine and Evaluate Student Work Consistently and Fairly

Examine and Evaluate Student Work Consistently and Fairly

 
Follow these guidelines to evaluate student work fairly and effectively…
Evaluation is an integral part of educating students as it determines whether or not the goals of education are being met. Teachers and parents use test scores and feedback to gauge a student’s academic strengths and weaknesses. Communities rely on these scores and feedback to judge […]

What are the Types of Assessments that Teachers use?

What are the Types of Assessments that Teachers use?

Changing the way you assess student learning can significantly improve your teaching effectiveness…
It is an uncontested fact that evaluating is an integral part of educating students. It determines whether or not the goals of education are being met. Teachers and parents use test scores and feedback to gauge a student’s academic strengths and weaknesses. […]

How Can Teachers Enhance Student Achievement?

How Can Teachers Enhance Student Achievement?

Teacher-focused Strategies for Effective Learning
Refresh your teaching styles  to reach students effectively and help them to achieve their learning goals…
A successful educator is one who is able to reach all students in the classroom using the best possible instructional methods and an approach that encourages and builds the students’ desire to explore and learn. Here […]

How can you ensure your nonverbal communication is effective?

How can you ensure your nonverbal communication is effective?

Nonverbal communication is a very powerful means of communication. It is usually subconscious, one may not be aware of what is being portrayed to the outside world through their body. Whether we realize it or not, a significant amount of our conversation on a daily basis is nonverbal. Nonverbal communication is also an excellent way […]

How can I use the Minute Paper Strategy to Enhance Learning in the Classroom?

How can I use the Minute Paper Strategy to Enhance Learning in the Classroom?

An effective and efficient strategy that doubles as both a classroom assessment tool and a feedback system is the Minute paper strategy. Minute paper is a short writing activity within the classroom in which students generate answers in response to questions asked by the teacher regarding the material taught in class.
For example students are asked […]

What is the Purpose of a Learning Target in Formative Assessment?

What is the Purpose of a Learning Target in Formative Assessment?

Tuttle (2009) explains that “Curriculum and instruction are not based on a textbook but on the standards that all students are to meet through differentiated instruction. Also, assessments are not used to determine a grade but to inform students of expectations and achievements. In the same manner, student feedback is much more than just a […]

How Can I Use Exit Slips to Facilitate Learning?

How Can I Use Exit Slips to Facilitate Learning?

Preparing for a class includes planning the end of the lesson. Closure is as vital as the content and style of presenting a lesson because students tend to retain information better during the last few minutes of class. Commonly used closure techniques include the teacher summarizing the lesson or quizzing the students on the material […]

How do I give Effective Feedback to Students?

How do I give Effective Feedback to Students?

Contrary to popular belief, the process of grading students is not idealy complete even after the assessments have been graded. Teachers need to take time to meet with students and talk about the assessment, to provide feedback to students and help them understand why the question was wrong or right.
We also want to know if […]

How Can I Use Online Surveys in the Classroom?

How Can I Use Online Surveys in the Classroom?

Online surveys are fun, interesting and interactive. Children participate in polls through social media networks all the time just for fun. Teachers can tap into this resource to get students excited about the lesson, as well as to teach and reinforce subject content.
Some of the main functions of surveys in the classroom are:

Preparing students for […]

Using Feedback to Motivate Students in the Classroom

Using Feedback to Motivate Students in the Classroom

In the previous post, we talked about using curiosity as a strategy to motivate students in the classroom. Today, we will look on how a teacher can use feedback to motivate the students in the classroom.
Teachers can increase their student’s investment in learning by giving them frequent feedback about how they are doing and by encouraging […]

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