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Educational LeadershipApril 2016 / Volume 73, Number 7Looking at Student Work
The Secret of Effective Feedback Dylan Wiliam The purpose of feedback is not praise and not judgment but rather developing students’ “critical eye” toward their own learning.
Do They Hear You? John Hattie, Douglas Fisher, and Nancy FreyTo increase the likelihood that students understand how to improve, start with a plan.
The Two Es Heidi Kroog, Kristin King Hess, and Maria Araceli Ruiz-PrimoEffective and efficient ways to discover not just answers to questions but also how students arrive at those answers.
Data-Driven Shakespeare Paul Bambrick-Santoyo Students who write first before discussing passages improve their reading skills.
The Building Blocks of Learning Jennifer L. Kobrin and Nicole Panorkou Understanding learning progressions helps teachers advance students to the next stage.
Special Section: Examining Current Assessment Practices/Pre-Assessment: Promises and Cautions Thomas R. Guskey and Jay McTighe When—and when not—to use pre-assessments.
Standardized Tests: Purpose Is the Point W. James Popham Now is the time for educators and policymakers to stop using the wrong tests to make important decisions.
Grading: Why You Should Trust Your Judgment Thomas R. Guskey and Lee Ann JungDespite some advantages, computerized grading programs have serious drawbacks.
How I Learned to Be Strategic about Writing Comments Cris TovaniTips for making sure your time spent writing notes on student work fuels improvement.
More Than a Checklist Gabrielle Nidus and Maya Sadder As students practice noticing and observing, they also learn how to revise.
The Power of Peers Rob Traver Receiving thoughtful feedback from classmates on video presentations, math work, and other assignments can be a great motivator.
Art in Action Joanne Kelleher A sidewalk project spurs kids and adults to think about the powerful impact of art.
COLUMNS / DEPARTMENTS
Perspectives/Reviewer, Critic, TeacherMarge Scherer
Research Says/Looking at Student Work Yields InsightsBryan Goodwin with Heather HeinUnder just right conditions, the “work sample” method boosts student achievement.
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Show & Tell: A Video Column/Has Our Instruction Made a Difference?Doug Fisher and Nancy FreyDetermining impact requires baseline information.
The Techy Teacher/Provide Feedback As They WriteCatlin TuckerFlipping your approach, you can find more time to coach students.
Principal Connection/Why You Need a Diversity Champion Thomas R. HoerrWho on your staff reminds everyone to be vigilant about providing respect, appreciation, and inclusion to everyone?
One to Grow On/Beyond Grades and “Gotchas”Carol Ann TomlinsonIt’s all about helping students learn to learn more effectively.
Tell Me About/How Your Group Examined Student Work
How Does EL Measure Up?
ASCD Community in Action
EL Takeaways/Seven Ways to Look at Student Work
What Conversations Can Capture Tonya Ward Singer and Jeff Zwiers To open a window to students’ thinking, listen closely to student dialogue.
Making Protocols WorkTina Blythe and David Allen How to structure purposeful conversations about student work.
How Hungry Was the Caterpillar?Allison Hintz and Antony T. SmithConnecting math tasks to children’s literature leads to integrated learning.
More than Pretty PicturesPatricia Crain de Galarce and Kathleen KennedyHow to use student artwork to develop and document learning.
EL Study GuideKim Greene
Inservice Guest BloggersThomas R. Guskey and Tonya Singer
EL InterviewPersida Himmele discusses how to gain insight into student thinking as instruction unfolds.