Author Archives: Catlin Tucker

Post-Lesson Reflection: What Do Students Think They Learned?

In the last two blogs, I have focused on strategies teachers can use to 1) assess prior knowledge before a lesson and 2) check for understanding during a lesson. I’ve suggested that teachers build mechanisms into their lessons to collect … Continue reading

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Check for Understanding: What Are You Learning About Your Students During the Lesson?

Teachers often focus on what students will learn during a lesson. Rarely, do we stop and ask ourselves, “What will I learn about what my students know or can do during this lesson?” This is a critical question that teachers … Continue reading

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Assessing Prior Knowledge: What Do Your Students Already Know?

Designing a one-size-fits-all lesson assumes that every student is starting from the same point. The reality is that students enter our classrooms with varied skillsets and prior knowledge. If teachers assess their students’ knowledge before diving into an explanation, lesson, … Continue reading

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