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AdministratorMay 31, 2019 at 7:53 am
Hey George, @georgegarza
We totally understand the realness of actually setting goals for each student. I also teach over a hundred high school students a year. When I set goals for students I’m not necessarily writing these goals down or setting aside time to do it.
The biggest shift in my teaching has been letting students productively struggle on problems so I can observe their thinking. While observing, I quickly create make a mental note on where that student currently is in their learning progression and where they need to get to (goal). Considering the class goals as a collective also helps me decide on what standards need to be strengthened and which need more attention. I find this technique helps me understand my students’ thinking at a deeper level and saves me time.
I’ve also found that taking pictures of student thinking and uploading them to their portfolio in Freshgrade has been super easy and useful for remembering where a student is on their progression.
What are others doing to reflect on ongoing student learning?