After recovering from not one but two root canals over two days, this has been a tough week!!! I can’t begin to explain the pain, glad it’s over! I did, however, have some time while laid up on the couch to read over some great material. In this weeks reading, I really liked the Authentic Assessment Toolbox created by Jon Mueller. This one was of particular interest simply because for much of the training I do, it’s all observable performance based so we often times will utilize “rubrics” as a method of evaluating students. In fact, our state commission on peace officer standards and training utilizes rubrics in virtually every scenario based activity assessment. We’ve found that it’s a great way to give keep our instructors on “the same page” when evaluating performance, and it gives our students a clear picture of the performance expectations.
I had a mentor that helped me through an instructor development program that often preached “what does good look like” in hopes that I would solidify in my own mind what I wanted to see from my students, then be able to put that down on paper so that I could clearly see it. I found this cool website that offers an easy method of creating rubrics, and it has some that others have posted to share:
I’m looking forward to our final week!!!