"Assessment is more than just about grades - it's about our children's future. The right approach can drive them to excel , and it begins with minfulness". [WABISABI LEARNING]

Mindful Assessment

We use a learner-centred approach - placing focus on constantly adjusting our teaching and feedback , to ensure our learners are improving constantly.

"Our thinking about what it means to teach must be framed as a response to learning , with assessment as the method through which the learner understands how to improve. We should not see learning as the outcome of teaching , but rather allow teaching to become a mindful response to learning" - from Mindful Assessment ; WABISABI LEARNING

We are currently implementing ideas taken from Waisabi Learning and using them as part of our daily teaching and assessment. 

At the beginning , during and after a new topic we analyse a learner's understanding by looking at:

  • A learner's current knowledge, attitudes, and skills about the subject matter
  • Strengths, weaknesses, and learning styles
  • And if there is a need for further, or extra assistance

This approach lets us modify our instruction to be more effective in the future. We also use other methods from the Waisabi Learning website including: Strategic Questioning ; Think-Pair-Share and 3-2-1- Countdown. I like 3-2-1 Countdown. It's where our learners are asked for:

  • 3 things they didn't know before
  • 2 things that surprised them about the topic
  • 1 thing they want to start doing with what they've learned

Link: WAISABI LEARNING - 10 Innovative Formative Assessment Examples for Teachers to Know


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