Before starting this process, I showed student work in class and we give the glows/grows as a class. I explain that a glow is when we are asking our students to give some feedback of what is done well so far in the work. I tell them that a grow is something the artist could improve on. The first work of art we do as a group is always answered with a quick, one word response. Before going to another work, I commend their comments but suggest on the next artwork we give more description. If someone says 'tree' as a response, what does that say to the artist? The second class example is more descriptive. Then we move our in the hall.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
3 Glows and 3 Grows
I am currently teaching the Assessment class for AOE. Every time I teach a class I am reminded that there is so much good practice that I don't use in my classroom. With all of the ideas I get from taking the these classes I implement about 10% and not because it isn't great stuff... Because there is so much in 'Best Practice' that there is no way to fit it all in. I changed this formative assessment into a peer critique in my class. It is called, '3 Glows and 3 Grows'. There is many ways to implement this into your classroom.
I have taken my class into the hallway to change the environment a bit for them. I think by doing this students think of this a bit like a 'special' activity. They have brought their artwork and a white board marker, and white board with them. As you can see I ask the students to decide the board. Leave the board in front of the artwork and shift down one artwork. I then ask the class to write a glow. We shift again and they write a grow.
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