How to Write an Effective Lesson Plan

Who am I and why should you care about what I have to say about lesson planning? I am a senior at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia studying Elementary Education. In addition to my practicum and overall classroom experiences, I have have held a wide variety...

Summative Assessment

The following are examples of summative assessment, assessments that take place at the end of a unit, or learning period, to determine and evaluate student understanding of content as well as help make future instructional decisions. Selected Response: Students are provided with options to choose from in either multiple...

Instructional Models

Instructional models provide the frame work for introducing new information in a meaningful way. Models are chosen based off of the objectives of your lesson such as : teaching facts/skills, expanding concepts, solving problems, creative thinking, analyzing, generalizing data, and learning cooperatively. For each of these goals, I will...

Diagnostic Assessment

Diagnostic Assessment is defined as a pre-assessment that allows educators to evaluate student’s weaknesses, strengths, and overall knowledge and skills in relation to a certain topic prior to instruction. Often, the same assessment is given after instruction to explicitly show how students have grown. This is highly encouraged for...

Differentiation

Differentiation¬†refers to the wide variety of teaching techniques and overall adaptations that educators utilize to more effectively instruct a diverse group of students.¬†Differentiation must be implemented within the classroom to ensure all student’s needs are met and promote individualized success. In order to make impactful differentiation implementations, it is...
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