Thursday, May 4, 2017

Targeting competency with differentiated writing rubrics - a great article on the best uses of rubrics. Well worth the read. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief




Regardless of diagnosis or label, all students deserve good teaching that identifies where they need
support. Here's an example of how self-regulated strategy development helps teachers target writing instruction, through differentiated rubrics, so that all learners can reach competency. As students master writing expectations, they level up to an increasingly rigorous rubric.



 
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Saturday, February 4, 2017

This article has some good ideas on how to use student mistakes to inform feedback. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.


Study: Mistakes offer learning opportunities



Paying attention to mistakes could help boost students' accuracy on tasks, according to a study published in the journal Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. Researchers say the findings could help inform feedback that encourages students to learn from their mistakes.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Great article on how to improve writing and thinking. Courtesy of EdWeek.



Journal Writing Every Day: Teachers Say It Really Works!


Education World talked with teachers about the benefits of using daily journal writing in their classrooms.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Here is a powerful strategy for pre-writing or preparation for a debate. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.


Inner Circle/Outer Circle Debate Strategy
This debate strategy focuses on listening to the views of others and responding to them. It is an excellent pre-writing or debate strategy.
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