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Chapter 3: Reinstating Mastery and Growth
- Growth and improvement are the cornerstones of mastery.
- Mastery is achieved when the sequence and scaffolds enable each learner to succeed.
- Well-defined and feasible progressions of learning build the foundation for mastery.
- Mastery is through continuously embedded assessments and informative feedback.
- Growth and mastery are assessable and reportable.
How would you feel if the first day you played the piano you were expected to perform a concerto with a philharmonic symphony by the end of the day? Would you be more likely to practice extra hard or simply give up and try doing something else with a greater possibility of success? Now put yourself in your students’ shoes. How would you feel if you were a ninth grader ...