Scott Habeeb's Blog Posts Tagged 'learning' (7)

The Pre-Test: A simple but EFFECTIVE AFL strategy

This was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.


My daughter's 7th grade English teacher at Andrew Lewis Middle School uses a time-tested easy-to-apply simple AFL strategy that motivates my daughter to work, helps her to learn, and ensures that her grade is an accurate reflection of that learning.

 

Every Monday the students are given a pre-test on that week's spelling words.  If the student spells 100% of…

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Added by Scott Habeeb on May 13, 2011 at 7:56am — No Comments

How do you really know if you taught "it"?

This was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.

Note to teachers from Salem High School: This is a post about teaching, teachers, and students in general as opposed to a post about specific situations at Salem High School.

So after all the lesson plans have been created, all the class time has been spent, and all the papers have been graded, how do you really know if you've taught your content…
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Added by Scott Habeeb on November 11, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

AFL and Learning to Drive

This was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.

Have you ever watched a teenager prepare for the DMV Learner's Permit test? If you have, then you'll know what I mean when I say that it is an excellent example of Assessment FOR Learning.


(As an aside, I'm having a hard time coming to grips with the fact that my oldest child is now learning to drive a car. Kaitlin is everything I could ask for in a daughter with…
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Added by Scott Habeeb on October 22, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Do they know if they know?

This was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.

Here's a quick and easy way to analyze how well you are applying AFL principles in your classroom:


If a parent were to ask his or her child how they were doing in your class, could the child give an accurate, detailed, and specific answer about his or her progress?


If you are regularly providing descriptive feedback to students…
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Added by Scott Habeeb on October 13, 2010 at 1:02pm — 1 Comment

Assessment FOR Learning - Don't confuse it for a specific strategy

This was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.


When faced with a new concept it is natural and necessary to attach meaning to that concept. Sometimes when we find an understandable example of that concept we begin to confuse that idea for the concept itself. As Salem High School and the City of Salem Schools strive to… Continue

Added by Scott Habeeb on March 23, 2010 at 7:37pm — No Comments

6 Key AFL Ideas

This was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.…


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Added by Scott Habeeb on March 22, 2010 at 6:55pm — 3 Comments

Why is Allen Iverson on Assessment FOR Learning?

(This post was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.)


Members of this network may have noticed a video that seems out of place on an educational social network. The video is of a post-game interview with NBA player Allen Iverson. Why in the world is that on here?


Salem High School teachers on this Ning know the answer to that. When our school first started taking a… Continue

Added by Scott Habeeb on March 2, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

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