Use formative assessment to put students on a winning streak

By:Suzzie Boss

teachstrategies” I recently took part in a design workshop at a school that is shifting from traditional instruction to project-based learning (PBL). To kick off the day, teachers interviewed students about how they learn best and what they wish were different about school. Then teams of educators and students worked together to brainstorm ideas that could be game changing.

One of the most provocative suggestions came from a high school student. She asked: “Why don’t we rethink assessment so that we aren’t punished for mistakes? What if we could learn from our failures?” Every adult at the table nodded in agreement.” To read further please click here:  …

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