4 Checks for Understanding You May Have Forgotten

Have you ever been grading a stack of papers and found yourself wondering, “How did my students perform so poorly? I really thought they knew this material!” I have found that moments like these can often be answered with the recognition that I did not check for understanding (CFU) enough throughout the unit or within each lesson.

Who is doing the work: students or teacher?

If you have ever had the opportunity to watch Ella Bess Marshall teach children or lead a coaching meeting with an adult, you know about 2 minutes in that you are in the presence of greatness (aka: a truly talented teacher). Ella Bess began teaching in 2006 and since that time has taught upper elementary and middle school math and coached 4th-8th grade math. In 2010, she was on the founding team at Henderson Collegiate and is there currently serving as an instructional coach and grade level chair coach. If you happen to find yourself in Henderson, North Carolina, go check her out. You will leave a better educator.

Edcite Expert Angel Rowland

Angel Rowland is a high school math teacher at Ware County High School in Waycross, Georgia who has been teaching for 17 years. This year she was accepted into our Edcite Experts program [once Edcite Experts page is ready, we’ll link it here]. She has advanced knowledge of Edcite and uses it frequently in her classroom. Fun fact: Angel’s husband is a business and technology teacher at WCHS and introduced her to Edcite last year! Read on to learn more about how Angel uses Edcite.

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