A good reminder for those of us starting our teaching week. From KQED’s Mind/Shift.
[F]or educators to engage in deeper learning with students, researchers say they must begin with clear goals and let students know what’s expected of them. They must provide multiple and different kinds of ideas and tasks. They must encourage questioning and discussion, challenge them and offer support and guidance. They must use carefully selected curriculum and use formative assessments to measure and support students’ progress.
That bold part is important to me and is so often neglected in mathematics classrooms and curriculum (see also: Khan Academy, ALEKS, Saxon, Explicit Direct Instruction, etc.)