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For students to learn they need to know what we expect of them and they need to know what success looks like. This means teachers must create and effectively communicate clearly defined learning targets; and these learning targets are visible in the classroom every day so that students see the expectations as soon as they enter class.

Learning targets guide teachers on what they are to teach and students on what they are to learn. Most important, teachers use learning targets to determine what behavior to look for as students demonstrate their level of knowledge and skill.

PodCast (How to Write Learning Targets)

Today’s Teacher Tip is from Who’s Engaged? Climb the Learning Ladder to See by Janet K. Pilcher, Ph.D.

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