Knowing what students are expected to understand and accomplish by the end of any lesson, unit, or course is an important part of curriculum design. Without these guiding objectives, it’s difficult to know if students are learning what they need to succeed. Learn how to craft, communicate, and evaluate learning objectives with this selection of resources just released on ASCD myTeachSource®.
The first thing students need to learn is what they’re supposed to be learning.
The authors provide classroom practices for setting objectives and giving feedback that reassures students that their teacher is focused on helping them succeed.
This resource for new teachers shows how to create lesson plans that keep learning objectives in mind.
In this chapter of Never Work Harder Than Your Students & Other Principles of Great Teaching, Robyn R. Jackson outlines how to create learning objectives like a master teacher while providing tips and activities to try in everyday practice.
Learning is hard work, and it’s even harder when you are doing “double the work” of everyone else. Teachers can mitigate this challenge for ELLs by establishing content, language, and social learning purposes (also known as learning objectives or learning intentions) at the start of the lesson and redirecting students to these purposes frequently.
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Expert Anne Reeves looks at what makes a good learning objective and how teachers can determine that for themselves.
Find out the teacher characteristics and the instructional components necessary to move toward a flipped-mastery model of learning.
The first step in formative assessment is being clear about learning goals. Actually, the first step in any kind of assessment is understanding what you want to know. This chapter gives tips and examples on how to share learning targets with students.
This chapter from The Art and Science of Teaching explains how to develop engaging lessons based on learning objectives.
Robyn Jackson, a National Board-certified teacher, discusses the seven principles that can help educators at any level improve their practice and become master teachers.
This PD Online course will give teachers and teacher leaders a deeper understanding of how to effectively plan for student thinking and learning.
This e-book offers step-by-step instructions for developing a curriculum document, planning your instructional activities, choosing a set of classroom assessment tasks, and recording meaningful feedback on student performance.
You know that great teaching isn’t about keeping students working or “covering” the curriculum. Here’s a book that explains how to design lessons that offer more than a scripted performance or a list of activities.
Gini Cunningham’s practical advice and memorable anecdotes will help new teachers prepare for and enjoy their work—even on the most difficult days.