What is “mindful assessment?” How do we distinguish it from other forms of learning assessments? Why is it so special and valuable to our students? What does it look like in practice in our classrooms? Most of all, how do we make it happen in our teaching? Oddly enough, we had these exact same questions. We decided the best way to answer them was to research and write a mindful assessment book for teachers just like you.
So that’s exactly what we did—and now it’s time to spread the word!
Introducing a New Mindful Assessment Book for You
The Global Digital Citizen Foundation is pleased to announce that our brand-new book Mindful Assessment: The 6 Essential Fluencies of Innovative Learning is now available for pre-ordering from Solution Tree Publishing. (If you’re one of our dear friends in Australia, you can pre-order it here.)
This book is all about rethinking the relationship between teaching and learning and assessing the crucial skills students need to succeed both now in the future.
“Often we refer to teaching and learning as though it consists of simply applying teaching to learners, with learning happening as a direct result. However, we must unify with our students. Our thinking about what it means to teach must be framed as a response to learning, with assessment as the method through which the learner understands how to improve. We should not see learning as the outcome of teaching but rather allow teaching to become a mindful response to learning.”
—from Mindful Assessment
It encourages a shift in our focus of assessment on mindfulness and feedback for improvement, and on framing assessment around the Essential Fluencies students need to cultivate. The Mindful Assessment book also provides scenarios, lessons, activities, and assessment frameworks as tools to help you in your own mindful assessment practices. It’s everything you need to make lasting meaningful change in the way you assess learning, all in one book.
A Look at What’s Inside
In the new Mindful Assessment book, you’ll experience the following and more:
- Discover the Essential Fluencies and skills students need for success in life beyond school.
- Examine different kinds of assessments and their focuses, strengths, and weaknesses.
- Gain assessment rubrics for evaluating students’ skills in the Fluencies.
- Access sample lessons and projects supporting the Fluencies.
- Employ the Solution Fluency Activity Planner to help students develop crucial Fluencies skills and mindsets.
Pre-Order Your Copy of the Mindful Assessment Book
This is a proud moment here at the GDCF, and we’re thrilled to share such exciting news. Now you can join the thousands of educators who are rethinking assessment all across the globe.
Go to Solution Tree or Solution Tree AU now to pre-order your copy of Mindful Assessment: The 6 Essential Fluencies of Innovative Learning for shipping this September!