The principles, practices, and tools provided in this unit are meant to stimulate your interest and spur further exploration. As you develop a learning culture, there are many more resources available to extend and support your learning. Here are a few to consider:

1. Fundamentals of Learning (From the Common Core State Standards to Teaching and Learning in the Classroom)

2. Leading Deep Conversations in Collaborative Inquiry Groups

3. Mindsets and Equitable Education

  • Check out this short expert interview with Stanford professor and author Carol Dweck on the power of a growth mindset.

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  • Check out this TED talk (The Power of Belief: Mindset and Success) by Eduardo Briceno, Co-Founder and CEO of Mindset Works.

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4. Assessing Students’ Affect Related to Assessment for Learning

  • Check out this short presentation by author Rick Stiggins on distinguishing assessment of learning from assessment for learning.

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  • Check out this short discussion article on formative assessment as an enabler of learning by Margaret Heritage, professional development director and researcher at the University of California Los Angeles Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (UCLA-CRESST).