Stage 4: Disciplinary Thinking

Do you sometimes (accidentally) sabotage learning?

In my first years as a teacher, I spent hours and hours preparing for each lesson plan...and we should make sure they are very carefully thought out! But I've changed the questions that I ask myself when planning. I used to think... What information or skills do I need to convey to the students? What… Continue reading Do you sometimes (accidentally) sabotage learning?

Stage 3: Conceptual Understanding

Trending: Performance Tasks

Out:   In:   While there doesn't seem to be a shared definition or criteria for performance tasks, it has certainly reached buzz worthy status over the past several years. In the US, the 2001 law called No Child Left Behind seem to usher in the era of multiple choice. Thankfully, most school districts are… Continue reading Trending: Performance Tasks