Student Self-Assessment & Metacognition

Using Participation Checks to Promote Turn-Taking in Teams

During the 2019-2020 school year, my CPM Teacher Research Team decided to center our work around active listening and turn-taking. Most of our work ended up focusing more on turn-taking,…

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Making Whole Class Discourse Visible

For most of my twenty-five years of teaching middle school math I have struggled to facilitate great whole class discussions. It seems like as much as I tried to ask…

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Mindset Shift in Assessment

This school year my research focus has been assessment. I have been trying to find ways to make assessment more meaningful to my students and their learning process in an…

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Drafting Better Concept Maps

New vocabulary words, generalized formulae, and prior knowledge-the ideas stack up by the end of a new unit. I often ask, “Have my students really learned all of this?” Best…

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“We haven’t even tried yet!”

     Norms…we hear this buzz word all over the education landscape. Norms for meetings, norms for classes, and norms for work. In our own classroom, practices become routines, which…

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How can self-assessment enhance your formative assessments?

In his book, Embedded Formative Assessment, Dylan Wiliam highlighted five core strategies to any successful formative assessment practice in the classroom. Here are the strategies Dylan suggests: Clarifying, sharing, and understanding learning…

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Flip Your Flop

Ever wonder what to do when a student is trying to work on a problem-solving task and appears to be stuck? Sometimes, it’s that glassy-eyed stare into space; other times…

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Do your students know what they don’t know?

As the first quarter comes to a close in a few weeks (that went fast), I wanted to share with you how I have been working with students through self-assessment so…

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