The key to making today's lesson meaningful? Learning targets. Written from students' point of view, a learning target describes a lesson-sized chunk of information and skills that students will come to know deeply. Each lesson's learning target connects to the next lesson's target, enabling students to master a coherent series of challenges that ultimately lead to important curricular standards.
Drawing from the authors' extensive research and professional learning partnerships with classrooms, schools, and school districts, this practical book
* Situates learning targets in a theory of action that students, teachers, principals, and central-office administrators can use to unify their efforts to raise student achievement and create a culture of evidence-based, results-oriented practice.
* Provides strategies for designing learning targets that promote higher-order thinking and foster student goal setting, self-assessment, and self-regulation.
* Explains how to design a strong performance of understanding, an activity that produces evidence of students' progress toward the learning target.
* Shows how to use learning targets to guide summative assessment and grading.
Learning Targets also includes reproducible planning forms, a classroom walk-through guide, a lesson-planning process guide, and guides to teacher and student self-assessment.
What students are actually doing during today's lesson is both the source of and the yardstick for school improvement efforts. By applying the insights in this book to your own work, you can improve your teaching expertise and dramatically empower all students as stakeholders in their own learning.
‘But what does this look like in the classroom?’
This question generally occurs to educators when they enquire into evidence-based approaches to teaching – and often they will get to the end of a teaching manual only to find that it remains unanswered.
In The Expert Teacher, however, Darren Mead provides many of the answers.
One of the most universally respected teachers in Britain, Darren has devoted his professional life to attaining pedagogical excellence. In this book he examines in depth what expert teachers do to help students progress their learning and strive for academic success.
He lays bare the concept of pedagogical content knowledge and eloquently explains how to utilise it to overcome student misconceptions, create contexts and connections in learning and teach difficult and important content – empowering educators to transform their sub¬ject knowledge into multiple means of representing it in teachable ways.
The intention of The Expert Teacher is to help teachers to reflect on what and how they plan, how they teach and how to improvise around these plans, and to pave the way for deep professional thinking about best practice. It is split into two parts – entitled How is Your Subject Learned? and Expert Teaching and Learning – and provides educators with a variety of practical tools, illuminating examples and flexible frameworks geared to help them underpin and reinforce the very ampersand in expert teaching & learning.
A warning though: this book is not for teachers seeking quick fixes or superficial tricks. The Expert Teacher is for educators who are eager to experience the excitement of knowing and teaching their subject masterfully.
Suitable for all teachers in all settings.
Contents include: Part I: Pedagogical Content Knowledge: How is Your Subject Learned? Chapter 1. Using Pedagogical Content Knowledge to Plan to Overcome Misconceptions; Chapter 2. Using Pedagogical Content Knowledge to Create Contexts and Connections in Learning; Chapter 3. Using Pedagogical Content Knowledge to Plan to Teach Difficult and Important Knowledge; Part II: Pedagogical Content Knowledge: Expert Teaching and Learning Chapter 4. The Art of Teacher Communication: Planning What to Say and How to Say It; Chapter 5. The Act of Learning: Memory as a Process; Chapter 6. The Act of Learning: Memory as a Destination.
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This book uniquely considers the limitations of applying large-scale educational measurement theory to classroom assessment and the adaptations necessary to make this transfer useful. Researchers, graduate students, industry professionals, and policymakers will come away with an essential understanding of how the classroom assessment context is essential to broadening contemporary educational measurement perspectives.