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  • Progress Stump

    Posted by Maggie Moor on January 30, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    My goals are fairly straightforward, if difficult to attain:

    1. Encourage students to be independent problem solvers

    2. Improve my assessment strategies (current format? exit tickets and tests)

    3. Balance time constraints with memorable teaching moments. 

    Maggie Moor replied 3 years ago 2 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Kyle Pearce

    February 1, 2020 at 9:09 am

    Thanks for sharing, @Maggie-Moor!

    If you had to pick one (1) to start with, which would it be and can you paint us a picture of what that area currently looks like/sounds like?

  • Maggie Moor

    February 1, 2020 at 9:18 am

    Now that it’s report card season, I really want to improve my assessment strategies! Some of my strands are graded on a single test, which is not cool. I’m not sure how to rectify a growth mindset environment with the need for correct computations. 

    • Kyle Pearce

      February 1, 2020 at 10:14 am

      Assessment is a big one and does take a major shift in mindset around what actually matters when we assess. 

      Have you checked out the Assessment For Growth course? I’d recommend checking that one out for sure as a starting point.

      • Maggie Moor

        February 23, 2020 at 1:55 pm

        Hi Kyle,

        I have completed the course now. I really like the approach on multiple, smaller assessment pieces instead of a unit test, and of getting rid of review days.

        I have a very busy class of grade 8 students who like to chat with their friends when they are given math work to do. I don’t love making them answer multiple similar questions from their textbook during a class period, but I also need time to converse with individuals on their progress. Do you have some suggestions on enriching activities students can work on independently while I conference?

  • Maggie Moor

    March 1, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    We’ve been using notice and wonder with some success, though I have at least a few students who sit back and wait for the rest of the class to figure it out for them.

    I am most impressed with one of my ELL students who typically performs quite poorly in math class, but really loves getting in front of everyone to talk about his approach to notice/wonder activities.