Communication Learning Objectives

Learning targets are a teacher’s best means of communication for learning objectives. Learning targets will greatly help students focus on what you want them to learn. They must be well written in student-friendly language and specific with clear and simple steps and given each school day. Think through how they fit into the bigger learning goals, so... Continue Reading →

Learning Target Example

A Common Core learning standard is given and placed unpacked and the following chart as an example.  CC Standard: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.  http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/4/#CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2 Rewrite Standard so it is usable: Determine the main idea of a text and explain... Continue Reading →

Scaffolding Learning Targets

To be successful at scaffolding, students need to be able to understand and take the capacity verbs of the learning targets and successfully master them to climb up in their learning. This is all about, building one step at a time; hence why it is called scaffolding. For example, to compare and contrast something complex... Continue Reading →

The ABCD Learning Objective Formula

I have used this formula for years, as a trainer for a major Bank, as a public speaker, and as a curriculum writer, and as a teacher. Keep in mind that Learning Objectives give the purpose of what the student will be learning. This serves as the foundation and the heart of our lesson plans. Good Objectives... Continue Reading →

Developing Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives are not just for teachers, they are for the students. Having well thought-out learning objectives is thefoundation for class planning. These objectives need to state what the students will be able to know and what they will do when they complete the lesson. At this stage, they are to be specific, measurable, short-term, and... Continue Reading →

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