Presentation on theme: "The Recipe for an Excelling Student Strategies for Creating Academic Rigor for ALL Students."— Presentation transcript:
The Recipe for an Excelling Student Strategies for Creating Academic Rigor for ALL Students
Question We Will Answer Today What do students who are currently only meeting the standards need in order to truly excel? - Guiding principles - Instructional strategies - Practical ideas
Research shows that, “Of all the students in a mixed-ability class, the most capable learners are likely to learn the least or make less notable progress during a school year.” -Winebrenner, 2005 Think / Pair / Share Why do you think this statement is true? What can you do to prevent this from happening?
Guiding Principle #1 CHOICE and CHALLENGE are Essential
All humans have three basic needs: 1.) To feel autonomous, 2.) To feel competent, and 3.) To feel connected to others -Deci & Ryan, 1985 Providing choices and an adequate amount of challenge are essential to students feeling both autonomous and competent in their abilities.
Intrinsic motivation is evidenced when someone engages in an activity because they want to, not because they have to. There is no better way to promote intrinsic motivation than by allowing students to focus on their own goals and interests.
Remember, students need opportunities to NOT succeed with ease if they are to develop their talent and potential.
“The most important single factor influencing learning is what the learner already knows; ascertain this and teach him (her) accordingly”. -Ausubel, 1968 Preassessment helps you to eliminate unnecessary practice of material students have already learned.
There are many benefits to formative assessment. Research has shown that the consistent use of formative assessment can double the speed at which students learn. - Wiliam, 2007 Preassessment helps you to determine what further instruction or opportunities for mastery students need.
Alonzo (2011) uses the analogy of driving a car. “One might view standards as providing this destination for student learning. However, as drivers, we often are interested in knowing more than ‘Are we there yet?’ We would like to know how much further the journey will be, what we might experience along the way, and so on.”
The average student receives 6 seconds of personal feedback from a teacher each day! Giving immediate feedback is one of the most powerful impacts we can have on student achievement.
Take advantage of flexible grouping options to maximize your ability to differentiate. Just make sure your groups are TRULY flexible and change based on the needs of the students!
WHAT SHOULD BE MY NEXT STEP? Choose from the menu of INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES those that will best meet your students’ needs