Teaching Thoughts

Some things I'm thinking through this week, written here so I can find them later.

  • Evan Weinberg has a good string of posts on his blog related to student assessment. This one in particular has me thinking through 1) what I assess, 2) how I'm assessing, and 3) what information I actually get from students on the assessment.
  • I really struggle with setting consistent classroom expectations, which has led to a lot of the frustrations I'm dealing with in class.
  • My instruction, even though I often call it "student centered," is still too focused on me.
  • But I'm not sure, because of the two items above in conjunction, that I've moved my students to a place where they can be self-directed more often.
  • The influence of standardized testing on our students is increasingly negative and I need to keep a positive attitude during the testing windows even though I'm incredibly frustrated.
  • I need to make consistent time to either code or read, because those have helped me relax more than anything else these days.

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  1. […] mentioned Evan Weingberg's standards-based tracking system in a short snippet a couple weeks back. I want to expand on that thought a little […]

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