4th grade, Assessment for Learning, Planning2Learn

Let The Mission Begin

Assessment for Learning Idea – rather than 2 stars and a wish, strength and target…try a medal and a mission!

reflections of a primary teacher.

One of the greatest aspects of this ALP has been the opportunity to explicitly talk with my students about the benefits of providing feedback. As Stage 1 students, I knew that the implementation of medal/mission feedback would require very clear and continuous explanation. Through class discussion, it became clear that the students knew about the importance of improvement and that teacher comments were a great way of providing this. As many of my students have additional emotional needs, it was important to highlight that getting something ‘wrong’ or being told about ways to improve was not something to become upset about – they weren’t in trouble and didn’t need to feel sad.

The students were keen to receive their special ‘medal/mission feedback sheets’ which I had created. Phil had come to visit my classroom and after discussing with him, we realised that a proper template needed to be provided to…

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