More assessment so whats …

My post earlier this week and subsequent thoughts and interactions  disturbed me and pushed my thinking.

I have to say that I believe formal assessments are a tiny piece of a huge puzzle. One that is intricately woven of fibres made up of anecdotal interactions, incidental comments, silences, learning in class, collaboration, extension of ideas … The list goes on and on.

My time spent assessing children this week frustrated and enlightened me. “The assessment” – be it Numeracy or Literacy based – was a vehicle that facilitated discussion between learners and teachers, colleagues and leaders.

We need to remember to take time – to listen , to give children time to think; to guide extension of thoughts. And most importantly to ensure that reflection by teachers and learners is meaningful, part of everything we do  and that it leads to action.action


About Jina Belnick

I am a full time learner - tumbling head first into education and joining my learners on the amazing adventures that we encounter daily at our PYP school in Melbourne, Australia.I am currently working in learning support, feeling the waters and seeing how teachers and learners are best supported, I am a listener and a leader, an inquirer and a follower. I'm loving the ride!
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