What Conversations Can Capture

When educators talk about formative assessment, student conversations are often left out of the conversation. This needs to change.

Read What Conversations Can Capture, a new article in Education Leadership magazine that I co-authored with Jeff Zwiers, a senior researcher at Stanford University. We assert that conversations provide essential formative data, and offer our readers practical tips for analyzing conversations to inform teaching.

In a world that values collaboration, creativity, and communication skills, it’s time to look beyond easy-to-measure tasks to drive instruction. Rather than asking kids to be quiet for testing, fire up rich academic conversations about the texts and concepts that matter most in your classroom–and listen to learn.

Enjoy our free online article, and share the link with your local colleagues and professional learning networks online.  Be the change!

I am a keynote speaker, author and educational leader helping educators teach and lead for equitable schools. My books include EL Excellence Every Day, Breaking Down the Wall & Opening Doors to Equity. I'm a descendant of colonizers and enslavers deeply committed to transforming my family legacy for healing.

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