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  • Students Learn Best When You Do This... and This... and This by Grant Wiggins, Ed.D, Authentic EducationWant to know what kids need in order to learn better? Ask them: Here are the first 50 answers, unedited, from our typical HS.I learn best when the teacher –Is hands on and doesn’t just talk at me. They need to be interested what they’re teaching and encourage class discussions. Not only does this encourage us to use what we learned, it also helps us see the information in a different way.I learn best when the class is interactive and the teacher makes it fun and meaningful for my lifeI learn best in class when the teacher teaches one-on-oneExplains it, then shows it, then asks ...
    Posted Oct 21, 2018, 4:07 AM by HSD Principal
  • Self-Assessment and Metacognition As you endeavor to help your students be reflective on their learning, here are some ideas from Understanding by Design to help you along (I really like the fourth suggestion):Set aside five minutes in the middle and at the end of an inquiry-based lesson... to consider these questions: So what have we concluded? What remains unsolved or unanswered?Require that a self-assessment be attached to every formal product or performance, with the option of basing a small part of the student's grade on the accuracy of the self-assessment.Include a one-minute essay at the end of the lecture, in which students summarize the two or three main points and the questions that still remain ...
    Posted Oct 13, 2018, 12:14 AM by HSD Principal
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