TAGS:
Grade Level
Middle (5 – 8)
Subject
Math
Topic/Practice
New Standards
Evidence of Learning
Student Ownership
Clear Learning Targets
Effective Feedback
Implementation
Date
12/22/2014

Storyline: Waynesville Middle School
DESCRIPTION
Step inside the classroom of Mrs. Graf at Waynesville Middle School to see how formative instructional practices look in action.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.EE.A.1 Apply properties of operations as strategies to add, subtract, factor, and expand linear expressions with rational coefficients.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.EE.A.2 Understand that rewriting an expression in different forms in a problem context can shed light on the problem and how the quantities in it are related. For example, a + 0.05a = 1.05a means that "increase by 5%" is the same as "multiply by 1.05."
CONFIRM YOUR LEARNING
  • What is the significance of how Mrs. Graf has organized the assignment folders on the chalkboard? How does this help her differentiate instruction?
  • How do the students and Mrs. Graf describe the “qualities” of effective feedback?
  • How does Mrs. Graf gradually release the ownership of learning to her students?
  • How is student motivation enhanced through computer-aided self-monitoring?
CONFIRM YOUR PRACTICE
  • How do you keep student grouping flexible in your classroom?
  • How do you intentionally respond to formative evidence of student learning?
CONFIRM YOUR COMMITMENT
  • How will you ensure that your students take ownership of their learning and do the hard work of learning and thinking?
  • What will you do to ensure that students are understanding during their learning?