Professional Learning Opportunities
CHS Faculty Newsletter - November 2015
READ, REFLECT, AND RENEW
Looking for ideas to support your teaching? Check out these articles for trends and tricks from the education world to enhance your efforts in the classroom. Enjoy!
How To Give Students Specific Feedback That Actually Helps Them Learn
To tell a student “great job”or “this needs work” is a missed opportunity. Everyone loves to hear they did a great job. And perhaps your student really did nail this latest assignment. But the problem with “great job” is this: it’s not specific. There is no indication of what was done that was successful, and no information about how to replicate this success in future projects.
Do's & Don'ts of Teaching English-Language Learners
Creating a Classroom Culture of Laughter
In the age of technology, when students use online databases for home research and when Khan Academy tutorials personalize learning, why does the 21st-century student come to school? They come to see their friends. They come for the community. They come to be part of a classroom culture that motivates them to stick with the online tutorial and write that last paragraph in an essay.
10 Fun-Filled Formative Assessments Ideas
Formative assessment: you've heard about it, you've read the research, and you've probably tried it out in your classroom. Whether you're a formative assessment newbie or a veteran, these techniques can help spice up how you check for understanding in the classroom. They range from the classics, like exit slips, to ideas you may have never thought to try.