What does the typical progression of learning goals look like in your math classroom?
When does it become obvious that a student will not reach a learning goal?
How do you know? And how does the student know?
7 Simple Steps to Learning Goals Success
We have a couple of friends who use our backyard for target practice. Although I’ve never been on a hunting expedition, it makes sense to me that they should dust off the old bow and arrows before the season opens. Perhaps refine their technique a bit too. I wonder how productive the practice would be if their results were hidden from view…
Would their next shots fail since they couldn’t make the necessary adjustments?
Maybe. Maybe not. They wouldn’t know without spying their results and making comparisons.
Charting progress to make critical adjustments is essential for hitting targets.
Prompt students to monitor their own learning as they work towards success.
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals; adjust the action steps. -Confucius
Step 1: Set a clear goal.
What am I learning?
Step 2: Use Marzano’s scale to assess level of understanding.
How well do I grasp the concept?
Step 3: Rate it and date it.
How is my learning progressing?
Step 4: Record formative assessment score.
What do I already know?
Step 5: Record summative assessment score for comparison.
What did I learn?
Step 6: Record score of mastered goal.
How did my learning progress in this lesson?
Step 7: Mark mastered goal as complete.
What have I accomplished so far in this unit?
The magic occurs in Step 3…
If there isn’t a progressive increase in level of understanding, then both the teacher and the student know the action steps for learning need adjusted.
I will be sharing a sneak peek of each step from my classroom.
Leave a comment below to share which pieces are an integral part of your daily classroom routines.
Have a fabulous week…make it count!