The Benefits of Using Screencasts to Give Students Feedback Digital video recordings of your computer screen don’t take a long time to make and can be powerful tools to help students study. By Emma Chiappetta This year, I’ve been teaching all of my math classes both virtually and face-to-face. The boarding school where I teach has […]
A Recovering perfectionists journey to give up grades. Written By: Starr Sackstein In 2016, Starr Sackstein was invited to give a TEDx Talk about her journey to give up grades. While her journey is far from over, this talk will allow you to discover how and why Starr decided to take a risk and throw out […]
Let Go of the Reins to Allow for Student Self-Advocacy Written By Starr Sackstein Control, the false sense of knowing the outcome as the plan is put into action. Tightly holding the reins, manipulating the space to achieve a perceived understanding of success, all to maintain the illusion. Does this sound familiar? This is how […]
When teachers give retakes and shift the way they talk about grades, students concentrate on the skills they’re gaining—not their scores.
Providing math students with positive feedback can help them clarify their thinking, take risks, and apply concepts in new contexts.
Listen to this podcast featuring Starr Sackstein and Robert Pennington to learn why student reflection is so essential to mastery and how to bring reflection into your classroom successfully. Follow on Twitter: @robpennington9 @MsSackstein @ASCD @bamradionetwork Are you interested in learning more about reflection practices? Connect with a Mastery Portfolio team member.
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