The paths to "Eureka" moments: Teaching Mathematics in Secondary Education

Assessment Philosophy

Assessment models, feedback, great teaching, and differentiation each help motivate students to learn.

Assessment models provide standards for both students and teachers to live up to. This provides structure and consistency on which students can depend for feedback on their progress.

Feedback is a tool by which teachers can convey student success and area of improvement. Using this tool correctly can challenge students and provide them with opportunities for learning.

In order to properly utilize the tool of “Feedback” one must implement great teaching techniques. If used inappropriately, a student’s self-esteem, motivation, and ability perception can be harmed.

It is for this reason that teachers must implement differentiation in the classroom. Not all students are the same. They differ in learning styles, personality types, and in ways of communicating. Thus, great teachers must strive to provide multiple methods of assessment so as to effectively chart their learning, and provide future challenges.

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