Category Archives: Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry is explored through the lens of education with applications to professional learning and classroom instruction and assessment.

Re-framing Conversations About Disengaged Students

At a recent a professional learning session focused on re-engaging the disengaged learner, we greeted each participant and asked them to describe a disengaged student on a post-it note. After the completed post-it note was attached to a white board, … Continue reading

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Assessing Student Writing Part 2: An in-depth look at the process

The Beyond the Apple video “Assessing Student Writing Through an Appreciative Lens” starts the conversation about assessing student writing with the idea of listening to a student’s writing before “seeing” a student’s writing. The writing of an elementary student is … Continue reading

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Appreciative Assessment of Student Writing: Part 1

Professional learning conversations about students who struggle with writing provide an opportunity to re-frame our assessment and feedback practices.  The start point to these conversations may require a total shift in how we view student writing: Stop looking at the … Continue reading

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Appreciative Inquiry: Applications for Education

There’s a lot of interest in Appreciative Inquiry and its application for educational change. Appreciative Inquiry (AI) was designed by David Cooperrider as a strategic planning tool; its applications in an educational setting are creating a lot of excitement. Here’s … Continue reading

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