By Donald Kennedy
Studying instructing, graduate education, examine, and their moral context within the study college, Donald Kennedy, former President of Stanford college and at present a college member, means that significant reform can't occur till extra rigorous criteria of educational accountability are embraced by way of either college and the management. With imaginative and prescient and compassion, he bargains an incredible antidote to contemporary assaults from with no that decry the collage and the professoriate.
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Essential Questions: ¨ How does music inspire literature? 01) ¨ How does literature inspire music? 01) ¨ How do music and words create tone and mood? 01) ¨ What are the various kinds of music? 02) ¨ How has music changed over time? 02) ¨ What kinds of music do kids like best? ” (eval¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ uated by teacher and used to group students) Group work on adaptation of “Synectics” (evaluated by teacher) Assignment sheet on how animals and tone and mood are reflected through musical instruments and melody (evaluated by teacher) Radio play performance (evaluated by teacher check list) Open-ended projects (evaluated by consensus rubric) Short answer test on excerpts from The Jungle Book (evaluated by teacher) 51 52 The Democratic Differentiated Classroom Assessment by Students: ¨ Each student determines his/her own assessment method.
In this activity, students became an animal that was a musical instrument. They described themselves and some drew pictures. For instance, we had a violin crane, a trumpet rhinoceros, and many more. This brought lots of giggling. Next we met as a whole class to develop a consensus rubric for the open-ended projects. After we finished this whole class activity, I divided students into two teams and asked them to get with a partner or in a small group to read their assigned excerpt from The Jungle Book.
9. There is a right way to assess, and when we discover it, we will require all teachers to do it this way and never talk about it again. Although it is important to be systematic and consistent with assessment, each learning environment is unique and has its own set of issues that a “one-way” solution would not address. Many of these myths assure us that allowing students to choose how they will be assessed and how they should be evaluated is the best direction. In the democratic differentiated classroom, we encourage students to decide how they will address curriculum themes and goals.
Academic duty by Donald Kennedy