Weekly Warrior

Volume 13 Issue 6 September 17, 2018

Important Dates

Sept 17th-Picture Day for Grades 9/10/11

Sept 18th-Rogers Scholar Meeting @1:20 in the Auditorium

Sept 18th-Midterms Posted by 3:30

Sept 19th-PLC Meetings @3:30

Sept 26th-Homecoming Nominations

Sept 26th-Department Meetings @3:30

Sept 27th-A1 Ice Cream Truck (schedule will be sent)

Sept 28th-Growth Day

Oct 1st-5th-Fall Break

Oct 17th-Faculty Meeting @3:30

Oct 24th-PLC Meetings@3:30

Oct 31st-Department Meetings @3:30

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KASC's Feedback & Strategies

To increase learning, students need feedback that includes specific strategies. Students need to know where to put their energy and effort in order to improve. They need to be taught specific strategies for how to improve.

#1 Analyze Work and Learn from the Results

ex. "Often we want to just move on after we finish an assignment, but there's so much to be learned from reviewing what we did right and wrong, so I want to..."

Pick a strategy to fit the students and the work:

1A. Guide student in analyzing what was successful/unsuccessful and why

1B. Provide a model for analyzing work without teacher guidance (small groups and individually)

1C. Plan time for meaningful wrong-answer analysis with allowance for misconceptions to be corrected

#2 Break Down Exemplars and Criteria

Pick a strategy to fit the students and the work:

2A. Comparing student work to the scoring criteria with a focus on one criterion at a time

2B. Comparing student work to exemplary models in order to make improvements

2C. Graphic organizers to scaffold improvement efforts

  • Checklist using scoring criteria (model for students how to check each part)
  • Outlines/frames breaking down each part of a task to make the work more manageable

#3 Provide Other Alternatives for Mastering a Missed Concept

Pick a strategy to fit the students and the work:

3A. Demonstrations, examples, and reteaching as feedback on missed concepts

3B. Visual aids for relearning: Illustrations, drawings, diagrams, manipulatives, photos, etc.

3C. Meaningful connections--pop culture; stories; songs; metaphors/analogies; everyday examples

3D. Different instructional materials at a lower reading level or with a different approach/perspective

#4 Analyze the Learning Process

Pick a strategy to fit the students and the work:

4A. Outline of the learning process; students (and/or teacher) see where more/different effort might have changed the outcome

4B. Thought process necessary to complete steps and finish an assignment

4C. Step-by-step models of how to approach a task or assignment; have students check-in after each step

4D. Identification of a study/work skill to strengthen; collaboration on improvement steps and a goal

Success With Higher Standards

Southwestern High School will strive to graduate every student college/career ready and prepared for the 21st century.