Though we talk about mastery all the time, we get ah-ha moments frequently in our shoptalk with mastery practitioners.
Here are three ah-ha moments we'd like to share with you.
(Please email your ah-ha's to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we might share them here!)
Jesse at EPIC North on why he uses project-based learning:
“I know my students have mastered something when they finish a complex task. It represents about a month of work, and if they can do that, I know they get it. Knowing a kid gets it is more difficult when someone is doing day by day instruction, because then you have to choose how you know if they got it.”
Bart at Hunter’s Point on messaging outcomes:
“We talk about student-friendly language, but it shouldn’t just be student-friendly. The outcomes are for the students; the language should be fully accessible to them.”
Luke at UA Maker on giving students multiple opportunities:
“Retakes need to be part of your course—if you value revision in learning.”