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I am looking for advice on how to encourage teachers to move from task-chasing to a Learning Outcomes based approach. Punitive marking has resulted in a high number of student failures in specific subject areas. I have shared your 15 fixes, but I am wondering how to reach that critical mass to influence change in our school.

2012-02-08
Erin
 

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Getting lots of people to change is difficult so initially I would focus on the people who are
most likely to change, get to a critical mass, and watch it snowball. Provide real examples
of kids failing because of punitive marking and encourage teachers to have assessment
plans that distinguish between diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments and that
require students to write, do and say, not just write.

 

 

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