Review Of Involve Me And I Learn By Benjamin Franklin

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“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn” by Benjamin Franklin. To create a school that reflects a strong cultural environment “EVERYONE” must be on board. They must be willing to get down and dirty to get the job done. How can this be achieved you may ask? My response “TEAMWORK, and SUPPORT”. “Any school dedicated to ensuring all students learn at high levels must stop debating what they think students can or can’t do, and instead change the question to this: How will we get every student there?” (DuFour, DuFour, Eaker, Many, & Mattos, 2016). I personally think that if students are failing its just not the teachers fault, but the students first, (are you an active participant in your learning, do …show more content…

There are two types of assessments that teachers can administer. They are summative and formative. A summative assessment gives the student the opportunity to prove what he or she has learned, and a formative assessment gives the student the opportunity to improve on his or her learning (DuFour, DuFour, Eaker, Many, & Mattos, 2016). These assessments allow the teacher and the student to see what steps they need to take in the learning processes (DuFour, DuFour, Eaker, Many, & Mattos, 2016). This statement sums up the truth on assessments “if educators are to help students acquire deeper knowledge and skills, they must create an assessment that provides timely information on each student’s proficiency” (DuFour, DuFour, Eaker, Many, & Mattos, 2016). For a student to be successful on their assessments I believe that the information should be introduced on the first day of school with a pre-test assessment given in December. Implementing the test this way will allow the teacher to monitor how the student is progressing with the skills they are teaching. As stated in our textbook “Common assessments provide teachers with a basis of comparison as …show more content…

Some teachers may not like this idea because it means they will have to give up some of the summer vacations, but you cannot hold a PLC meeting on the first day of school and expect to introduce it that same week. Planning must take place for everything to be ready to go on the first day of school. “Faculties that are truly committed to ensuring that every student learns at higher levels will work through the scheduling and resource obstacles and create a systematic process that ensures students will receive extra time and support for learning in a timely, directive, and systematic way” (DuFour, DuFour, Eaker, Many, & Mattos, 2016). At the school where I currently teach our assessments are called EOC (end of course) test and benchmark testing. The EOC tests are written by the district and tests the students’ knowledge to see if they have mastered the necessary skills to be promoted to the next grade. The benchmark tests are made by that subject’s department. My special education students, on the other hand, don’t take these rigors test. Our students take a monthly test called Unique Learning. This computer-generated test is formed based on the student’s cognitive ability. By the end of the year, it allows us

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