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Goal-Setting with Adult Learners

Hello colleagues, As we begin a new school year, many of us are thinking about ways to effectively support students to set goals. Research has shown that working toward a clear goal is important in academic achievement as well as personal development.

For example, check out this abstract of a 2014 article "Writing about Goals Enhances Academic Performance and Aids Personal Development" by Locke, Morisano and Schipper.

Sharing Assessment Data with Students

Hello colleagues, How do you talk with your students about their assessment results -- whether the assessment is a formal, standardized test or an informal assessment? Do you involve the student in setting goals related to the results of their assessments? With regard to sharing assessment results with students, what practices have you found to be motivating for students?

Cheers, Susan Finn Miller

Moderator, Assessment CoP

The Writing Assigment that Changes Lives

Learner Goal Setting to Address CCRS

Hello friends, Many of us are now integrating the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) into our teaching. The standards require students to use academic language during in depth discussions about texts with one another. In the words of Speaking and Listening Anchor 1, learners "Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on one others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively."

2015: Transitions – What’s Your Theme for the Year?

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Goal Setting with Students

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Adult Student Motivation - Goal Setting

Good morning,

The second LINCS webinar of the series, Adult Student Motivation - Goal Setting, was recently offered to adult educators in LINCS Region 2.  After the webinar, participants posed these questions and issues:

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