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Table of Contents | About the Authors
In this essential guide, Starr Sackstein—a National Board Certified Teacher—explains how teachers can use reflection to help students decipher their own learning needs and engage in deep, thought-provoking discourse about progress. She explains how to help students set actionable learning goals, teach students to reflect on and chart their learning progress, and use student reflections and self-assessment to develop targeted learning plans and determine student mastery.
Filled with practical tips, innovative ideas, and sample reflections from real students, this book shows you how to incorporate self-assessment and reflection in ways that encourage students to grow into mindful, receptive learners, ready to explore a fast-changing world.
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STARR SACKSTEIN is an English and journalism teacher at World Journalism Preparatory School in Flushing, New York, where she also directs students in running a multimedia news outlet at WJPSnews.com. She is the author of Teaching Mythology Exposed: Helping Teachers Create Visionary Classroom Perspective (2014) and Blogging for Educators: Writing for Professional Learning (2015). She writes for Education Week Teacher's blog Work in Progress in addition to maintaining her personal blog (StarrSackstein.com), where she discusses education reform and all aspects of being a teacher.
formative assessment | 21st century learning | collaboration | communication | critical thinking
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