Saturday, July 19, 2014

Checking for Understanding In learning

This video will help teachers understand a teaching strategy called "Checking for Understanding" it is a powerful strategy that will guide instruction and increase student engagement. It is good for all grade levels, but especially 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade and 10th grade. CFU will improve instruction in turn improving student achievement in high stakes testing and the CST testing. This strategy is good for all students, but especially for low performing and English language learners. What is Checking for Understanding (CFU)?CFU is the teacher continually verifying that students are learning what is being taught while it is being taught -- why is CFU important? Allows you to make instructional decisions during the lesson -- Monitor student progress in real time so as not to wait until formal assessments in order to revise lessons -- To ensure that students are not practicing and reinforcing mistakes -- Practice makes permanent, not perfect --in addition to my twenty years of experience many of these ideas are based on the research of Wested, Robert Marzano, and other ASCD authors -- CFU ensures student engagement by continuous checking if the student understands and is on task -- this video will help teachers learn how to implement this powerful teaching strategy -- that will provide ongoing informal assessment in real time.

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