Words are Gifts

A Few Good Comments

“I need to work on that!”

“I didn’t do well.”

“It looks like I did not do enough.”

” I need to work on organisation.”

These are a few comments from my students after they self- assessed their writing pre-assessment, using a checklist.

I noted the power of self assessment today as my students now know exactly what they will be learning about the topic and what they will be taught.

There are many benefits to students’ self-assessment. I was glad to hear the comments, especially as I’m now planning my lessons and can use all the qualitative information including their comments to inform my planning.

7 responses to “A Few Good Comments”

  1. Good for you for helping students practice self-assessment. It’s such an important skill but so hard to develop.

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  2. Good for you. Preassessments can be a bit scary for some students, but I love how you used it as a learning opportunity for you and for them.

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  3. Assessment drives practice and yours is student centered – the best kind.

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  4. Self assessments and goal setting are two best practices I enjoy using with students. When they are in control of their learning it is so much more relevant and powerful.

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  5. This takes me back to teaming together. Awesome that you’re giving kids a chance to reflect authentically, you taught me a lot about that! 🙂

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  6. You’ve got some really reflective students! Well done on the self-assessments. 🙂

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  7. Self assessment is so powerful when we support and guide our learners to be more independent and reflective. Job well done!

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About Me

I am am Elementary school teacher at an International IB School in Accra, Ghana, West Africa. I write with groups of writers, such as Teach Write.


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