Covering Subject Matter (02:45)
Dr. Harry K. Wong gives an example of an ineffective assignment. Ineffective teachers just try to cover all the material.
Steps to Creating an Effective Assignment (02:16)
Dr. Harry K. Wong gives an example of an effective student. Effective teachers teach with the end in mind.
Study Guideline (02:01)
Education is the process of putting the student in control of her learning. Dr. Harry K. Wong prefers to keep mystery out of his classroom.
Benefits of Predictable Test Format (03:05)
Dr. Harry K. Wong explains how he constructs a tests. He tells students what they are responsible for learning. Every question is written to predetermined criteria.
Criterion Reference Test (03:47)
Dr. Harry K. Wong explains how an effective teacher writes a test. There are six categories of thinking skills that can be applied to assignments. Tests should be written to higher order thinking skills.
Supporting Mastery (02:08)
If a student misses a question the teacher should prescribe instruction for correction. Dr. Harry K. Wong explains how to do this.
How Will I be Graded? (04:08)
Dr. Harry K. Wong explains how his students earn their grades. He does not use a curve because it does not support mastery. Students should know what they are responsible for learning before taking a test.
Assignment and Testing Process Summary (03:03)
Students must be given a list of criteria at the beginning of an assignment. This tells the student what they are responsible for achieving. Tests show whether students have mastered these learning objects.
Need for Curriculum Change (02:03)
Dr. Harry K. Wong explains how ineffective teachers cover material. Effective teachers support mastery by teaching to criteria.
Examples of Effective Curriculum (04:07)
Dr. Harry K. Wong reads letters from teachers who have implemented curriculums of mastery in their classrooms.
Credits: Lesson Mastery: The Effective Teacher (00:16)
Credits: Lesson Mastery: The Effective Teacher
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