Monday, October 4, 2010

Two Excellent Reminders

In October's issue of ASCD's 'Educational Leadership' there is an article on mastery learning. Whatever the merits of that particular approach, there were a couple of statements in the article that apply to all excellent teaching, whether in the classroom or beyond:

In mastery learning, teachers ensure the conditions for success before instruction begins.

In mastery learning, assessments are not a one-shot, do-or-die experience.

These are good reminders for all teachers.

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