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Teacher-TalkInquiry is the email discussion list for Learning Science Through Inquiry. Participants in the workshops, content guides, and Channel staff will participate in this discussion list throughout the broadcast of the workshop series.

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From: LARJHenn@aol.com
Date: Tue Jul 03 2001 - 23:13:16 EDT

  • Next message: LARJHenn@aol.com: "[Teacher-talkinquiry] Workshop 8"

    Both Tim O'keefe and Virginia Lockwood shared wonderful techniques for
    assessment. The "Spy notebook " was my favorite idea. I try to look at each
    child through a variety of lenses. I am a kid watcher and often take notes
    during classroom science inquiry. I liked the idea of sharing the notes with
    the students in order for them to improve their learning. So often I look at
    these notes o help me create experiences to improve a weak area. Why not
    allow the students to see these notes and take ownership of the areas to
    improve as well as the areas that they are doing great!
    I also feel that assessment is a great feedback tool. We as teachers and
    learners should constantly be getting and giving feedback to improve.
    Another great tool is the gift of self-evaluation. If you can assess your
    own learning using a rubric than you can also improve in your weaker areas,
    because you already know what needs to be done.

    After viewing this session, I started allowing peers to use rubrics and
    assess each other. The students handled this task with kindness and honesty.
     Indeed the students in my classroom used this process as a learning
    experience. Several students told me that by being able to assess someone
    else allowed them to assess themselves in a whole different light.

    Lorraine Henn
    Troy, Ohio

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