Student interests and learning styles are another way to obtain data about your students. Most educators are interested in academic data, however; understanding your students from an interpersonal level is just as, if not more important.
To say we understand the new Common Core Standards means that we understand there has been a shift; an increase in rigor and complexity. The goal in understanding student interest is motivation. If students are going to persist in rigorous and complex content, they must be engaged.
Once you obtain your student’s interests you can utilize that information to differentiate instruction and enhance learning experiences.
• In this PDF, you will find a Student Interest Survey
• The interest survey is a document that can be administered to a whole class, small group or individually.
• Student Range: Grades 3-12
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