Assessment is perhaps one of the most perplexing and key issues in education. How do I know a) that I taught the lesson well, and b) that the student “got it.”?
My compatriot, Buck Holler, has passed along some YouTube material on the issue that I am passing along to you. View, think, discuss, become a better teacher:
First, there is this talk by Dylan William that is rather engaging: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKLo15A80lI
Then there is a set of short videos all by Rick Wormeli that can be found here.
Finally, there is this video that may lead to more study as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jduiAnm-O3w