Presentation on theme: "The Recipe for an Excelling Student"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Recipe for an Excelling Student Strategies for Creating Academic Rigor for ALL Students
2 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
3 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, 2005Think / Pair / ShareWhy do you think this statement is true? What can you do to prevent this from happening?
4 CHOICE and CHALLENGE are Essential Guiding Principle #1CHOICE and CHALLENGE are Essential
5 All humans have threebasic needs:1.) To feel autonomous,2.) To feel competent, and3.) To feel connected to others-Deci & Ryan, 1985Providing choices and anadequate amount of challengeare essential to studentsfeeling both autonomousand competent in theirabilities.
6 Intrinsic motivation is evidenced when someoneengages in an activitybecause they want to, notbecause they have to. Thereis no better way to promoteintrinsic motivation than byallowing students to focuson their own goals andinterests.
7 Remember, students need opportunities to Remember, students need opportunities toNOT succeed with ease if they are to develop theirtalent and potential.
9 PREASSESSMENT + PERKY PACE Guiding Principle #2PREASSESSMENT + PERKY PACE
10 “The most important single factor influencing learning is what the learner already knows; ascertain this and teach him (her) accordingly”.-Ausubel, 1968Preassessment helps you toeliminate unnecessarypractice of materialstudents have alreadylearned.
11 There are many benefits to formative assessment 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, 2007Preassessment helps you todetermine what furtherinstruction or opportunitiesfor mastery studentsneed.
19 Alonzo (2011) uses the analogy of driving a car 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.”
20 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.
21 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!
22 WHAT SHOULD BE MY NEXT STEP? Choose from the menu of INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES those that will best meet your students’ needs