How Do Teachers Create Success Criteria?

We interupt the Sunday Sizzle due to parents request! We have almost finished unpacking Success Criteria (SC), but a little DM popped up on Instagram late one night… “Miss Donald, I get the Success Criteria. My child gets it too, but where do the teachers get them from?” 11:07pm The cogs in my mind startedContinue reading “How Do Teachers Create Success Criteria?”

Success Criteria for Motivation

So far we have upskilled ourselves in motivation and Success Criteria separately. It is time to unpack the intertwined nature of the two and build your agency as a parent educator. Yes, you are ready! Success Criteria = the aligned perspective of achievement in a task, unit or series of lessons. Motivation = the driveContinue reading “Success Criteria for Motivation”

Success Criteria at Home

Here we go team! Success Criteria is the ribbon that ties a perfect bow around learning stakeholders; from parent to child to teacher. In terms of achievement and motivation, this is the learning money maker. NB: none of the Success Criteria here are my own. They are parent provided samples or sourced. Success Criteria (SC)Continue reading “Success Criteria at Home”

Sunday Sizzle

Coming to you live…on a Monday. Why? This #ISOweekend was all about family time and Zoom-ing with friends. It really takes it out of you. Can you imagine how our children feel at the end of a video chat session? Engaging in this form of communication is different and effortful. Emotionally and visually taxing. BeforeContinue reading “Sunday Sizzle”

What are Learning Intentions?

Letting a Preppie loose with a pair of scissors will yield three Preps with fancy new hair-dos. Think short, jagged and uneven bangs. Which has me mentally labeling the scissors pot in a Prep classroom as a ‘DANGER Zone.’ Far more dangerous though is the cognitive ‘Danger Zone.’ A learner staring out the window becauseContinue reading “What are Learning Intentions?”