How Can Teachers Give Feedback That Impacts Student Achievement?

How Can Teachers Give Feedback That Impacts Student Achievement?

 
It’s time we shift from assessment of learning to assessment for learning…
Constructive feedback can allow students to recognize areas of deficiency and assist them in closing the gap between actual and desired achievement. However, not all of teacher’s feedback stimulates learning. Rather, it would seem that students often ignore feedback or do not know […]

How can Teachers make Learning “Meaningful” to Students?

How can Teachers make Learning “Meaningful” to Students?

Engage your students with the study material, encourage them to participate in the class, and collaborate with each other for “real” learning…
We live in an ever changing world. Facilitating active and deep learning is absolutely valuable. It is the learner who should be responsible for the learning, however, the teacher should become a good facilitator.
Whether […]

What is a Behavior Conference?

What is a Behavior Conference?

A behavior conference is a brief meeting between teacher and student to discuss the student’s problem behavior(s). While the structure and content of a behavior conference will vary based on circumstances, it will typically include some or all of the following elements:

Description of the problem behavior: The teacher describes the student’s behavior and explains why […]

Dealing with Bullying in School Age Children: Verbal Attacks

Dealing with Bullying in School Age Children: Verbal Attacks

The great majority of bullying in school age children is name-calling, and almost all physical aggression begins with insults.
A classic way of handling this is as below.

Child: Johnny called me a x@z#$%*!
Adult (sounding concerned): Do you believe it?
Child: No!
Adult: Good! I don’t either!
Handling the situation in this method defuses the hurt that the victim […]

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