This post originally appeared on Courtney Belolan’s website on November 30, 2015. Belolan is the instructional coach for RSU2 in Maine.
Transparency is a key component of a learner-centered classroom. Being completely clear and open about what students are learning, what they have to do to show they have learned it, and where they are in their learning gives them the map and builds the capacity to direct their own learning.
These are questions I use to reflect on and build transparency of learning in a classroom:
- What learning targets are we working on?
- How does this task relate to the learning targets?
- How will I know when I have met this target?
- What comes next in my learning? Within the target or after the target?
- How does this learning connect to other learning?