Questions to Ask
Questions for Students
These open-ended questions can help parents/guardians start a conversation with their student to learn about what they are learning and how they are growing.
- What are you learning about?
- What interests you most in your learning?
- What are ways you get to demonstrate your learning?
- What are ways you are learning in your classes?
- What connections can you make between the Essential Life Skills and your success in learning?
- How are you able to monitor your growth toward a learning target or standard?
- In what ways are you able to learn about and/or practice the Essential Life Skills throughout your day?
- How are you able to set goals for yourself as a learner?
- How do you know you are successful in your classes?
- How are you able to have new learning replace old learning through reteaching, practices and reassessment?
- How are you demonstrating the Essential Life Skills?
- How does this work connect to your other classes / learning?
Questions for Teachers
These questions can help parents or students engage in positive dialogue with their teachers related to effective grading practices.
- What are key concepts and learning my student needs to demonstrate?
- What learning opportunities will my student have to demonstrate growth towards and beyond a standard or learning target?
- How is my student learning and practicing the Essential Life Skills in class? What does he/she need to practice more?
- What opportunities will my student have to take ownership of their learning?
- How is my student able to demonstrate learning and growth over time in this course?
- How can I use your feedback to better my understanding of the material?
- What goals do you have for student learning?