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Appropriate Feedback
Ms. May’s students learn to make positive comments and give constructive criticism when analyzing their peer’s work. Read about how she models appropriate feedback for her students and makes use of her unique Glow and Grow worksheets.
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Business Letter Review
On the first day of school this year I held a funeral with my class. The children made a list of all the things they could not do...
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Looping Preparation
I looped for several years with seventh and eighth graders. One thing I learned which was very important is that no matter how well you know your students at the end of one year, much growth occurs du...
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Needs Improvement
If tenured teachers in our district receive a 'Needs Improvement' on their yearly evaluation, the administrator must write specific information on what needs to be rectified. For instance, did the tea...
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Practice Interviews
We give students the opportunity to experience a formal interview. Faculty and peers interview students interested in becoming a peer leader, asking about their strengths, weaknesses, and reasons for ...
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Progress and News
Halfway through each grading period, I print out individual progress reports using the E-class program. On the back of the students' reports, I print a classroom newsletter explaining what we're study...
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Rating Participation
I design rating scales based on positive participation criteria that I think is important, but difficult to grade. Each nine weeks, students complete a self assessment in one ink color and I use a dif...
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Reading Discussions
Students in my first and second grade literacy groups enjoy discussions about the books they've taken home and read. A reader shares his/her story. Peers are given 'question bubbles' with the words - ...
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Reflections on the Quarter Past
When report card time approaches, I ask my students, without submitting their names, to reflect and write short notes on what to change, delete and add to the class. Sometimes students have insight th...
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Rubric Labels
I use address labels for self-assessing rubrics. I set up a simple 1-5 scale and then list the skills or ideas to be graded for the assignment. For example, a writing assignment rubric might look like...
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