THE ROOT OF THE WORD “ASSESSMENT”
IS FROM THE LATIN “ASSIDERE”
WHICH MEANS “TO SIT BESIDE'”
Assessment should not only be about giving a grade at the end but it should be an on-going process, where teachers and students alike assess their learning as they work on the projects. I think it must be written in bold letters in to teachers training methodologies books.
What is the biggest benefit for me I’ve got in these courses ? It’s not a badges. It’s an additional energy charge to my attitude as a teacher about using modern teaching methods.
“If children can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” ― Ignacio Estrada the best sentence I have found on Valentina Petrova blog .As a speech therapist I feel free to assess kids a way I think is most suitable in situation. Usually I use formative assessment.
After I finish my studies I didn’t know another methods to teach kids new words, just making huge pictures albums and during lesson list all them. But with age I have understand, that different activities, work in pairs, collaboration, lets learn much easier, and helps to remember. Also I have thought, that without assessment by marks is very difficult to motivate kids.