Does the resource support the philosophy and pedagogy of one or more BC curriculum?
Does the resource support the development of educators as reflective practitioners?
Does the resource provide support for instructional planning?
Does the resource support instructional delivery?
Does the resource support teachers with practical ideas when attempting change?
Is the scope and depth of topics covered consistent with the purpose of the resource?
Is grounded in current pedagogical theory
Cites research base
Gives suggestions of student activities
Contains samples of student work
Provides teacher anecdotes
Has reproducibles (e.g. black line masters).
Contains formative assessment tools
Contains summative assessment tools
Provides opportunities for differentiation
Provides suggestions for further reading
Contains discussion guide for study groups
Has cross-curricular applications
Is relevant for primary
Is relevant for intermediate
Is relevant for secondary
This easy-to-read resource is divided into 5 main sections: Grading, Homework, Unit Plans, Retesting, and Creativity. Each section begins with a discussion of how traditional methods affect the topic and problems created by these. It then moves on to potential problems of the topic being discussed. Following these problems is a section on strategies for addressing the potential problems. There is then a conclusion to the chapter followed by frequently asked questions which the author answers from his insight and experiences. Within each chapter there are templates, not blackline masters, which could be reproduced and adjusted for personal use. Each chapter also contains personal stories.