Meair Milam


Share your perspective on Lopez’s quote and statement above. Describe how your mindset has changed or been validated.

I agree with Lopez on the statement that he gives. I believe you should consider students opinion and also work around the students ability to learn. I also agree that students should be involved because they will be more comfortable to give feedback to the teacher. I also believe that it will make them more interested in wanting to engage in the assignments.

Consider the 4 questions Lopez lists under “Defending our Assessment Practices” (p.98). How might you use these questions in your current or anticipated practice? What value might it add to your practice by keeping these questions in mind?

1. Why are you participating in the assessments that you use with students?

2. Can you share in explicit detail the value that you find in each assessment?

3. Do you participate in assessments that you find no value in for students?

4. Are you using an assessment you have no idea how to deliver, but are afraid to ask for help?

Keeping the questions at hand will help me to remember the students. When I was teaching I found that sticking with what the students felt more comfortable with was the best for me because I never had to go back over the assignment more than twice because they caught on faster.

In what ways have you succeeded/failed to make students your partner in assessment? At this current time I am not teaching.

I believe I have succeeded by helping the students engage in the assignments. I have gained a lot of knowledge because when involving the students I have took some of the strain off of me with trying to come up with what I think the students will like. Also I have been gaining with evolving the students because they help teaching more interesting when you get their opinions and consideration.