What is “mindful assessment” and how is it unique among other forms of learning assessments? Why is it so special and valuable to our students? Most of all, how do we make it happen in our teaching?

Meet your new field guide for success on that journey.

Mindful Assessment

The 6 Essential Fluencies of Innovative Learning

This new book from Lee Watanabe-Crockett and Andrew Churches is all about rethinking the relationship between teaching and learning, and assessing the crucial skills students need to succeed both now and in the future. It encourages a shift in our focus as educators to mindfulness and feedback for improvement, and on framing assessment around the Essential Fluencies our students need to cultivate the life skills that truly matter—problem solving, collaboration, and independent creative thinking.

Mindful Assessment also provides scenarios, lessons, activities, and assessment frameworks as tools to help you in your own practices. It’s everything you need to make lasting and meaningful change in the way you assess learning, all in one book.


Crockett and Churches not only describe fluencies and explain their importance but also provide examples of assessment rubrics which will enable teachers to implement these fluencies in the classroom. This book will inspire and challenge teachers.

Dr. Therese Keane

Senior Lecturer in Education, Swinburne University

The authors have provided a much needed guidebook for assessing some of the most important fluencies that lead to deeper learning.

James A. Bellanca

President, Illinois Consortium for 21st Century Schools

The project ideas contained throughout the book would make the cost worth it alone, but add to that the comprehensive rubrics the authors include and the ways to create critical thinkers. They show step by step how to create life-long learners.

Todd Stanley

Gifted Services Coordinator, Pickerington Local Schools

Bring Mindfulness to Your Classroom

Join the thousands of educators who are making the shift and rethinking assessment all across the globe. Click below to purchase your copy of Mindful Assessment: The 6 Essential Fluencies of Innovative Learning.

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