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Clarifying Student Understanding with Formative Assessments

Clarifying student understanding with formative assessments

In Herbert Kohl's book I Won't Learn From Youand Other Thoughts on Creative Maladjustments, the author discusses the personal phenomenon of the “not-learning” mode. According to Kohl, when students decide, “I won't learn from you,” they go into not-learning mode. Not-learning describes any number of behaviors that a learner uses to keep new information from getting into the brain. With younger children, the not-learning mode may manifest as students putting their hands over their ears; however, with adolescents and older teenagers, the not-learning mode becomes more passive and takes the form of silent monologues, staring, or in some instances, FOD (face on desk).

When the proverbial “Are there any questions?” is asked by the ...

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