Steve SeidelIs learning visible? What evidence can we see of learning in our classrooms? And what can we as teachers do to fine-tune our capacities to observe our students’ learning in its many complex facets?

For Steve Seidel, who spoke to an audience of over 100 teachers at the Mandel Center’s 4th annual teacher forum recently, these questions are at the heart of a teacher’s work. The key is to look closely with other teachers at the materials our students create and really wonder about and appreciate their meaning and significance. It is through this process, Seidel believes, that we can get to the heart of our students’ learning, and uncover core questions and insights about our own teaching.

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