Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
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Please watch the video excerpt at left now (duration 1:20). As you watch, take notes of examples of teacher-to-student, student-to-student and student-to-teacher communication. Which are examples of effective communication? What is missing in the others? Do Mr. Cabana and the students meet your criteria for effective communication?
Here are some ways to assess classroom communication and understanding:
The student-to-student interaction of a group test forces students to discuss and apply what they have previously studied. You may find that two or four people per group is the optimal size for effective communication. Different problems and tasks may require homogeneous
(same ability level) or heterogeneous (various ability level)
groupings. Mr. Cabana assigns groups randomly and changes the groups after each unit.
Supplementing Group Tests
Mr. Cabana uses other forms of communication to evaluate students throughout the school year: group presentations, homework portfolio problems, and individual tests.
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