Assessing the Well-Balanced Student: Assessment Through the Lens of Student Social and Emotional Well-Being
In a high-stakes, high-pressure culture, parent and school expectations may have unintentional but damaging effects on students. Increasing demands on students may lead to unhealthy stress, resulting in burnout, disengagement, or debilitating physical and mental health symptoms. How can educators support student well-being, and encourage more authentic learning experiences while minimizing grade-grubbing and cheating? How do you know when your students truly understand the material you are teaching? How do you work with other educators in your school to identify and set school-wide or department-wide assessment goals that support the whole child?
This workshop uses Stanford University’s Challenge Success research to examine the tension that parents, students, and teachers often experience over issues such as homework, grades, and the culture of competition. After framing the current student experience and identifying the problem, we will turn to understand the role of assessment in promoting a healthier and more meaningful student experience. This interactive workshop reviews the “backwards design” process and focuses on multiple assessment strategies. Participants will learn ways to more effectively determine what their students are learning and to support meaningful learning for overall health and well-being.
This interactive workshop is aimed at middle and high school teachers and administrators.
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