Educational Strategies – Creating Learning Communities

“If we are to realize the potential of classroom formative assessment to improve student achievement, we must create an environment in every school in which each teacher expects to improve their practice continuously, and in which the improvements are focused on those things that make the greatest difference to student achievement. This will mean discontinuing practices which, while effective, are not as effective as other uses that could be made of the same resources—stopping people doing good things, to give them time to do even better things.”

As Dylan Wiliam explains in the video below, a program like Keeping Learning on Track (KLT) helps teachers create learning communities that involve the entire class. Educational strategies that involve more students in the answering process also create “respectful learning communities” that result in deeper student understanding and better overall performance.