1. Clarifying, understanding, and sharing learning intention
  2. Engineering effective classroom discussions
  3. Providing feedback that moves learners forward
  4. Activating students as learning resources for one another
  5. Activating students as owners of their own learning

Straties for Effective Classrooms in the twenty-first century

Having digital books for students, with the use of technology students can

take tours to learn about topics of interest, smart boards can be used to teach letters, shapes, numbers, songs and music. Children can write and create drawings and print them out. Learning games can be played to advance students or to provide help to struggling students. Computers can be used to enhance learning and create a world if learning. E-books are used to read to children to promote language and literacy.

  • Children raise hands to ask questions rather than answer
  • Have children demonstrate how well they understand the content of the lesson
  • Give children time to answer, before giving the answer
  • Use open-ended question to promote back and forth conversation
  • Scaffold children's knowledge, and relate it back to real world situations
  • Ask questions that require a child to think, rather that giving one answer, to provide higher-order thinking skills
  • Problem solve
  • Provide materials to promote the arts and creativity
  • Learning through play, social interactions
  • Observing the children
  • Recording what the do
  • Well written lesson plans


Rystad, M. (2013, April 7). Assessment for learning [Video file]. Retrieved from

How Formative and Summative work together to enhance a classroom/

Formative and Summative can both be used to guide classroom instruction. Formative can be used daily to teach and understand concept. It can be quick, and less informal.

Summative can be used as an assessment for tracking children's progress throughout the year, on a rating scale, that can see where children are, and work with children to move them higher up by the end of the year. It allows teachers to see strengths and weakness.

The assessments allows teachers to check the understanding of material on a continuing effect/ or ongoing process.

Vanessa Jones

EDU 650 Teaching, and Learning in the 21st century

Dale Kimball

February 18, 2016