Use student work to improve teaching and learning

An Ethic of Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship with Students

This book is guided by a passion for quality and contains specific strategies for achieving excellence. 

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Learning Targets
The Who, What, and Why of Learning Targets

This table, excerpted from Leaders of Their Own Learning, shows key teacher and student actions, and the results of those actions. related to learning targets.

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Using Learning Targets
Using Learning Targets

This excerpt from Leaders of Their Own Learning goes into greater detail about how to use learning targets over the long term, not just in daily lessons.

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Part 2 of Inspiring Excellence: Building Motivation and Skills through Whole-Class Research

Second graders engage in exciting whole-class research, developing the skills to work independently. 

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Perspectives of San Diego Bay- Illuminating Standards Video

A short film with students working as scientists and authors to create a sophisticated, professional-quality field guide. 

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Looking Together at Student Work

This book offers resources and strategies for collaborative conversations about student work. 

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Critique Lesson
The Role of the Teacher in a Critique Lesson

Five key pieces of advice for teachers when facilitating a critique lesson.

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Checking For Understanding
The Who, What, and Why of Checking for Understanding

This table, excerpted from Leaders of Their Own Learning, shows key teacher and student actions, and the results of those actions. related to checking for understanding.

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One reason that others avoid this topic is that it is messy

Quality Work Protocol

When schools regularly engage in the difficult process of working together to define, recognize, and analyze quality work, the results are positive and powerful. This set of resources includes everything a school needs to run a full Quality Work Protocol.

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