How Do You Assess Learning?




How to make assessments and rubrics that capture your students' thought process.
I read a blog post by Melissa Purtee that asserts that we should be assessing learning, not just the work.  Or at least using a balanced approach that includes assessing both the learning and the work.  

How Do You Get Students to be Reflective?


Getting students to reflect and self-assess can be tricky.  Sometimes "less is more".

Assessment, It's Not Just for Teachers!


Even if you don't LOVE assessing (and who does?), here are some tips to make it easier and more effective.

Teaching the Artistic Process

 I recently had a chance to meet with some Hilliard teachers to talk about my Op Art lessons.  While in the Norwich Art Room I could help but notice how wonderful all the signs that Jamie made were.  She's been teaching in this room for less than a year and has really created a wonderful space! 

An Identity Lesson With a Mission!

This makes creating an avatar self portrait so much easier!  Students will also write either a life, work or school mission statement.  Great lesson about identity!

I recently developed an Avatar Lesson. The inspiration for this lesson was trying to come up with a lesson that could turn into a collaborative project with each student's work on a square.  I wanted students to show their identity in a visually interesting way.  The visual in my head reminded me of a friends list on Facebook, where each student was represented by a profile picture or avatar.  I looked online at avatars and was inspired by the graphic cartoon-like avatars that some people create.

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