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The Feedback Process and Mindfulness

In a recent post on assessment, I spoke about feedback, a term we educators frequently invoke although not always with shared meaning. My point in that post was about the importance of feedback in relation to formative assessment and student growth. Students need an opportunity to respond to instruction through a demonstration of their learning […]

Equipping Students to Foster Civility in Conversation

  In days gone by, rules of etiquette and decorum were set in print. As a youngster, George Washington ascribed to 110 maxims printed in Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation (for full listing see this NPR link). The first of these maxims sets the tone for all others:  “Every action […]

DoK: What’s The Buzz?

  When I began my career as a teacher, we were expected to address the cognitive and affective domains for teaching and learning in the design and communication of learning goals. As such, we were responsible for crafting and delivering lessons that taught and challenged students intellectually–the cognitive domain—as well as addressing how students felt […]