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Assessment AS Learning for All


I found the Oct 9 session on Assessment AS Learning to be a reflective event. Part of me was wishing to be back in the classroom to see how I can do better by my children and my professional practice. Sometimes, it is hard being out of the classroom as my inspirations do not get to become aspirations and I can only hope to use my enthusiasm to inspire other teachers! Hmm, which is the more difficult task?

It was wonderful to work so collaboratively all day with Claudia and Valerie. The professional conversations were very stimulating and thought-provoking. In designing our visual, we were looking at creating a poster that could possibly be printed and hung on a wall for frequent reference. While it was titled Assessment As Learning, in reality, it could be entitled, Effective Coaching. Our rainbow themed poster was meant to portray improved student learning as the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow…ahhh to dream!




  • dlander says:

    Thank you for sharing your visual, Lesley, and also for all your contributions to our learning that day! I can totally relate to what you’re saying about wishing you could be back in the classroom to see the difference your new learning could make with your students. I experience the same feeling through some of my own professional learning as well. It helps when I realize that as a classroom teacher, I could only make an impact on 25 students in a year, and in this position, I can potentially make an impact on the 25 students of all the teachers I have the opportunitiy to work with. Your role as learning coach affords you with that opportunity as well:)

    October 28, 2014 at 8:40 pm

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