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When taking a hard look at assessment policies in schools, the most obvious question is: do the grades we assign to students truly reflect the extent of their learning? And the unfortunate answer is… probably not. In studying many of the assessment policies that teachers adopt, it becomes clear that they can actually prove detrimental to student motivation and achievement. But it doesn’t need to be this way. In this video, learn how to tailor policies to focus on what really matters: student understanding of the content. Author and educator Myron Dueck and his talented colleagues at high schools in Penticton and Summerland, British Columbia, Canada, will open a window into their classrooms as they adjust and refine assessment practices. Learn how they’re revamping their assessment procedures and developing a variety of new practical strategies and consider key ideas like:
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What are the secrets to unlocking student success? And what can teachers do to get better at helping students develop deep understanding of content, attain higher-order thinking skills, and become secure, confident, and capable learners? In this book, teacher and professor Jeff Marshall showcases how teaching with intentionality answers these questions.
The pressure is on. Principals, expected to improve math performance at their schools, often don’t know where to begin—as they may be uncomfortable with math themselves or believe that their schools are already doing all that they can. How can K–12 school leaders recognize and ensure that their school or district is supporting good math instruction? Drawing on their vast experience working with administrators, Small and Duff answer that and other questions and provide practical advice and helpful tools for improving math instruction.