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Embedded Assessment: Why Educational Achievement Matters
I like need to reread things, especially when I am really trying to connect to the content.  I read Dylan Wiliam's Embedded Formative Assessment in an effort to learn more about how we can empower students to understand themselves and their learning. (More)
Falconry: I believe in you...
Problems are what make us interested to learn more.  Problems are the sign of a curious or creative mind.  Problems are really just challenges in disguise.  People who go looking for interesting problems are people who create and invent and discover (More)
Falconry: problem-finding, find the dissonance
Identifying problems as a way to move others takes two long-standing skills and turns them upside down. First, in the past, the best salespeople were adept at accessing information. Today, they must be skilled at curating it— sorting through the mass (More)
Falconry: create dissonance, check "under the hood"
Good teachers ensure that their students learn the subject material to an acceptable or superior level.  Great teachers all do one thing well:  they create dissonance in the minds of their students and guide them in the resolution of that dissonance. (More)
Falconry: wise general listening to become a hero
 Sun Tzu says: Hence a wise general makes a point of foraging on the enemy. This means that many aspects of the solution you seek lie within the problem itself.  Come to the problem unburdened by preconceptions and use the information along the way (More)
Falconry: multiply the diversity and scope of learning
Questions, however, can lead to many new points of information.  Questions are the source of inquiry and creativity.  They multiply the diversity and scope of the learning process.  (Lichtman, 43 p.) Isn't this what we want for our learners? Am I co (More)
Falconry: power, influence, and persuasion jujitsu
... power leads individuals to anchor too heavily on their own vantage point, insufficiently adjusting to others' perspective. (Pink, 72 p.) I agree. This is really yet another call to focus on learning rather than teaching.  If I, the teacher, focu (More)
Falconry: value, honor, and ask questions
Questions are waypoints on the path of wisdom.  Each question leads to one or more new questions or answers.  Sometimes answers are dead ends; they don’t lead anywhere.  Questions are never dead ends.  Every question has the inherent potential to lea (More)
Falconry: Feedback loops, communication, and formative assessment
Reading from Step 1: The Art of Questioning of The Falconer: What (More)
Falconry: Seeking balance between agitation and irritation
Reading from Step 0: Preparation of The Falconer: What We Wish We (More)