WEEKLY STAFF BULLETIN
January 28-February 1
WEEKLY STAFF BULLETIN
It's hard to believe this is the last week of January! I can't think of a better way to end the month than Kindness Week. It sounds like the students are excited and eager to participate. Let's see how many kindness activities we can encourage and create. Please take pictures throughout the week and share with me so I can post them, or you can always post to Live Feed as well.
I have created a student survey for them to take on their teachers. I would like for you to administer the survey sometime this week. If you have any questions, you can ask someone on the BLT team or, as always, you can ask me. I will provide you with the link as soon as it is finalized. I would love for you to share your survey results with me.
Have a great day and week!
Aim High and Dream Big!!
Identifying Students' Strengths Through Effective Feedback
Feedback enables students to recognise their strengths as well as areas for development, and to identify and plan with their teacher the next steps in their learning. Students should be provided with opportunities to improve their knowledge, understanding and skills through feedback that:
- is timely, specific and related to the learning and assessment intention
- is constructive and provides meaningful information to students about their learning in a variety of forms
- focuses on the activity and corrects misunderstandings
- identifies and reinforces students’ strengths
- provides information about how they can improve
- facilitates the development of and provides opportunities for self-assessment and reflection during the learning process
- informs future teaching and learning opportunities.
Feedback can occur at any point in the teaching, learning and assessment cycle. It may:
include regular teacher–student dialogue to guide student learning
focus on particular knowledge, understanding and skills related to content, and/or processes applied to an activity.
Students may benefit from opportunities to self-assess, self-monitor and make judgements about their work in relation to standards and should be provided with regular opportunities to reflect on their learning.
The Power of Feedback John Hattie
Engineering effective classroom discussions activities and learning tasks that elicit evidence
- no hands up
- hot seat questioning
- ABCD cards
- mini white boards
- exit passes
- thumbs up, thumbs down
- Plus, minus interesting
Providing feedback that moves learning forward
- two stars and a wish
- more of, less of
- met, not yet, I noticed
- margin symbols for daily work/tests
- stairs and steps
- one grad
- post it notes
- match work samples to feedback
- find it and fix it
Activating leaders as owners of their own learning
- Traffic lights
- learning portfolio
- red-green discs
- I used to think.. but now I think
- learning logs
- general learning scale
- before you go what do you know
- parking lot