My biggest takeaway is that the more I hear about assessment practices the more I realize I really need to adjust the way I record and use the marks. Try to change the focus from creating an average to creating something the students can learn and grow from.
From earlier in this course, but also in this lesson, I took away that we don’t really have to record or assess every conversation and observation. We have to find something that works for us, whether that be a mark book/journal, or pen and paper with small notes. We need to have something that works for us! Also having the confidence to give a student a mark based on those informal conversations and observations you’ve had with them and not feeling like we need solid pieces of evidence to support that.
I appreciate the visual of having the students live somewhere in between the big ideas and the specific granular ideas. I just went through our curriculum from last year and notice there are about 4 to 7 learning targets each unit. This makes about 20 learning targets per semester. This seems reasonable and not overwhelming.