Own Your Learning
We've had the students focus on positive self-talk this year, and maintaining a positive attitude toward new or challenging learning situations. Positive self-talk We've encouraged our students to use success criteria and learning goals that are be posted within our classrooms. On the heels of that, the phrase "Own It" has come up, implying that students should be able to own their effort and product, as well as their process. The following is in our classroom, and encourages students to…
Metacognition: Helping Students Assess Their Own Learning
Student Self-Assessment Tools! Posters, Rubric, Cards for student use, and notebook page - Light Bulbs and Laughter Blog. TpT $
Creating Artist Statements
This download is a handout that will help your young students begin putting into words how they feel about art. Take a peek at the results I had from 3rd and 4th graders here: Artists Statements
Oh no! It's the big A word. ASSESSMENT! While it can be scary and intimidating to create numeric grades for an entire student body, there are simple tools that I use to make my job a little easier. I do not believe in grading an elementary student based on how well they can draw. That's so.... subjective! For the past several years, I have been a member of an elementary art PLC (professional learning community). Last year, we met once a month to discuss teaching strategies, assessment…
Art at Becker Middle School
Welcome to our blog! This site showcases the processes and products of 7th and 8th grade art students at Becker Middle School.
How to Turn Rubric Scores into Grades | Cult of Pedagogy
Many teachers aren't sure how to convert rubric feedback into grades or points. Here's one way to do it.
"The Art Stack" Critique and Reflection
*Also available in the Everything Art Bundle*I had a few different reflection/ critique sheets I liked to use with my 2-5 grade artists, and this is what I made to combine what I think are the most effective parts into a single page. There is a portion to get together with a peer and critique each o...
Great Idea: A Visual Rubric - The Art of Ed
Over at Elementary Art Moments, Kathy has posted a really neat visual Craftsmanship Rubric for her students. I can’t wait to make one of these for my art room. I have used other types of rubrics before, but sometimes I really don’t think an elaborate rubric is the answer to simplifying your grading process and …