Watch a conversation between an instructional coach and a teacher as they plan to use an eighth-grade mathematics performance task as a formative assessment of students’ understanding of rates and linearity.
SOURCE: Building Educator Assessment Literacy
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A sixth-grade math teacher shares her approach to feedback in the classroom and its effect on her students. She shares her enthusiasm as a complex instructor and speaks about giving specific feedback on effort and performance, rather than general praise without direction and follow up.
Dr. Carol Dweck, from Stanford, is a leader in the research on effective feedback for students. In this video she describes the research on the effects of prescriptive, informational feedback and provides some examples of such feedback.
Using Higher-Order Questions to Help Student Build Explanations
This overview of using higher order questions explains how such questioning can improve comprehension of complex ideas in math and other subject areas. Asking students to provide explanations that move beyond facts encourages deeper reasoning and a focus on process.
Hal Pashler, chair of the expert panel that produced the IES Practice Guide on Organizing Instruction and Study to Improve Student Learning, describes how research in cognitive psychology can help us understand and address common problems in teaching and learning. He gives an overview of four research-based practices, discusses how they might be used in schools, and provides implications for professional development.
FEATURING: Hal Pashler, University of California, San Diego