Grading the teacher

Most teachers would agree that regular assessment can increase communication between students and teachers and provide information to guide instruction. Few however, create assessments like the one featured in Mr. Everett’s classroom. This inventive teacher not only used an assessment to learn about how students are doing but he used this same tool to have learners assess him and his teaching! How genius…and how brave!

We talk a lot on this blog about differentiating for individual students but this is one tool that will help you differentiate from class to class. Do your morning students need something different from those in the afternoon? Do first period learners ask for more movement than those in third period? Is the last class of the day learning the most or the least?

This is one idea I cannot wait to try in the classroom!

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