Co-constructing Criteria with Students

Transforming Instruction Co-constructing criteria with students is one of the most powerful facets of assessment for learning. By engaging them in the process of defining the learning goal and what success looks like, teachers are often amazed at how much...

Being a Teacher: Thoughts for a New Semester

Transforming Instruction by Anne Davies Take advantage of teachable moments. Pose questions. Invite learning.  Help construct minds. Build dreams. Appreciate learning shown in different ways. Listen. Laugh with children. Harvest thoughts. Play to learn. Find...

Is Working in Small Groups NOT WORKING?

Transforming Instruction by Anne Davies For many teachers here in North America the year is almost half over. Our colleagues on semester systems are just beginning their second chance for a great year 🙂 while some of our elementary colleagues, who were...

Preparing to Teach: Diagnostic Assessments

Transforming Instruction by Anne Davies Recently Melissa was on our members’ site and asked me to respond to the following question, “Can you explain the best method of preparing a math diagnostic assessment?” When one considers the best method of preparing a...