Sometimes adult learners, especially those in education do not accept assessment in the most constructive manner. It can be very difficult for those who are used to give assessment to receive assessment.
Many ways to spell good night. Fireworks at a pier on the Fourth of July
spell it with red wheels and yellow spokes.
They fizz in the air, touch the water and quit.
Rockets make a trajectory of gold-and-blue
and then go out. Railroad trains at night spell with a smokestack
mushrooming a white pillar. Steamboats turn a curve in the Mississippi crying
in a baritone that crosses lowland cottonfields
to a razorback hill. It is easy to spell good night.
Many ways to spell good night.
This poem is in the public domain. Published in Poem-a-Day by the Academy of American Poets.
Note that differentiation relates more to addressing students’ different phases of learning from novice to capable to proficient rather than merely providing different activities to different (groups of) students.
~John Hattie, Visible Learning for Teachers
“What I loved most about being a teacher were my students. I loved how their faces lit up when they finally understood something, the sheer excitement for learning, or just the simple day-to-day connections.” ~Phonna Blanco, Family Engagement Lead for a school district in California.