Crafting “I Can” Statements: A Practice Worth Pursuing

By Tom Many, EdD “The learning target [of the lesson] can be made visible and accessible to students through the use of student-friendly language and the words ‘I Can’ to begin each learning target statement.” – H. Clayton, 2017, p. 2 One of the most unambiguous conclusions practitioners can draw from the research is clarity […]

Backward Design for Forward Action

Jay McTighe Looking back to the key concepts and essential questions that underlie content standards can help identify learning goals and provide the starting point for planning both curriculum and school improvement. Schools and districts today are working on two distinct kinds of improvement initiatives. One centers on the classroom—emphasizing effective instructional practices in teaching […]