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 →
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 →
Capability Verbs in Learning Targets
The key for students to be able to learn is for them to know what is expected from them and then be able to see what success of that look like. Thus, a good teacher must be able to create and effectually communicate clear defined learning targets. And these must be presented and posted so... Continue Reading →
Unpacking Learning Standards
In my teaching journey the standards have drastically changed more than three times, the latest is Common Core. Now, I fought, complained, fussed, kicked dirt and so forth each time. Because, each time our education system and rating has gotten worse. California was number one thirty years ago when I was in my first credential... Continue Reading →
Why is identifying “whats” a critical step in framing student learning?
Why is identifying "whats" a critical step in framing student learning?