Last week we profiled Robert Funk - Construction Electrician Instructor and this year's recipient of the Mervin Maxwell Award.
One of the key improvements that Robert identified in his evolving teaching practice is the use of more formative assessment.
Formative assessment is ongoing feedback to the student about progress and to the teacher about the effectiveness of instruction. It is no/low marks, low stakes, and should take place all throughout a lesson.
Consider formative assessment in contrast to summative in this table:
Essentially we want to be asking ourselves:
How will my students and I know if they are taking in new knowledge and skills?
How will I give feedback as they practice?
Good questioning is an excellent place to start. Here are a few tools and techniques that I have used to help give feedback to students and gather it for myself:
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