Rubrics provide teachers with a uniform way of providing students with information about their progress towards specific learning goals. Rubrics help make scoring more fair across multiple teachers and also help eliminate scoring bias. Rubrics are applied analytically or holistically depending on the type of task.
"After four years of teaching, I can attest to the fact that your most important function in your classroom each day is not determining what your students are thinking, creating, writing, solving, discussing, reading, evaluating, comparing, or applying, but rather how you are thoughtfully responding to their work."
Becca is a junior at the University of Chicago who is currently studying poverty and education in Spain at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Becca is majoring in Comparative Human Development and Public Policy. UChicago doesn’t offer an education degree, but that didn’t stop Becca from pursuing her passion.
Listen as The National Writing Project hosts a wide-ranging discussion of the power of The Graide Network as an instructional tool, the importance of effective feedback, and the value of experiential learning for pre-service teachers. Featuring Brophy College Prep English department chair John Damaso and all-star Graider from University of Illinois-Chicago Sumaiya Qazi.
To be successful in the 21st century, students must be in the driver seat when it comes to their learning. To be the driver, students must internalize their learning goals and be aware of their progress. They must learn how to self-reflect on their work and ask their teacher for targeted feedback if they are going to graduate with the ability to solve problems creatively and also communicate their processes, challenges, and findings.
Carol Jago, a distinguished English teacher, author, and past president of the National Council of Teachers of English, directly addresses a challenge faced by many teachers today …there is so much important work to do and so little time. Read on for her best survival tips from 32 years in the classroom.
“Andrew is a KEEPER! He did an EXCELLENT job with the comments. He now holds the record for "BEST COMMENTS EVER" because they were so detailed and useful.” Learn more about Andrew Martin from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and his helpful tips on how to be a superstar Graider (hint: preparation and clarification).