By Scott Sterling Most educators subscribe to some sort of notion that lessons should be scaffolded. The concept goes by many different names and forms (gradual release, various taxonomies, and even Marzano’s Art & Science of Teaching), but the constant is the (correct) idea that students should walk before they run. Last month, we ran […]
By Scott Sterling “Standards-based” is a widely used term these days, usually in reference to certain grading systems that some view as controversial. We’ll talk about grading toward the end of this post, but the key to remember is that standards-based education is nothing new. It is just rarely practiced correctly. Unfortunately, many schools and […]
To know what success looks like, you need the right goal. By: Scott Sterling, Learning Sciences International Many schools require teachers to post or write their learning goals on the board before each class. Some want those goals in kid-friendly language; others don’t care if you copy the standard’s text word-for-word (obviously students will hardly […]
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