Tag: goals and scales

Scales are the map and goals are the destination

Generating Student Buy-In for the Standards

By Scott Sterling You might think that the standards, whatever they look like this year, are in the domain of the teacher. After all, it’s your job to make sure your students meet them. They just have to sit there and absorb your knowledge, right? We all know that last

Every lesson is a new task that moves the student toward a larger goal, but the lesson still has a goal in itself

Melding Goals and Scales with Project-Based Learning

By Scott Sterling Perhaps in response to college and career readiness standards and their desire to have students working in more real-world ways, teachers across the country have begun adopting what is called project-based learning. Project-based learning (PBL) is the concept of an entire lesson, unit, or even curriculum designed

He must be getting ready for the new school year

How to Unpack a Standard

By Scott Sterling Adapted from Libby Garst’s excellent pre-conference session at Building Expertise 2014, Rigorous Standards-Based Unit Planning – Math.  We have previously discussed the concept of unpacking a standard without going into much depth. Some veterans may already be quite comfortable with it, but it’s time for those who aren’t