Too many students walk away from a test, a science lab, or any other learning experience and feel as if they have failed.
Students should walk away from these experiences with a feeling of curiosity.
However reflecting back, I see that I did not include any performance-based assessments or individual learning styles in my early assessment.
I also did not take Part of my assessment philosophy is to assess students on a daily basis which also includes their reaction to my class.
But when it comes down to it, he spends more time in thought than he does in action. William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, might have been more accurately named, Hamlet, the Over-thinker and Procrastinator of Denmark, since Hamlet spends the entire play thinking and not doing.
In the very beginning of the play we learn that Hamlet wants to kill his uncle, King Claudius, to avenge, or get revenge for, his father's murder. We wait for the entire play for Hamlet to first make up his mind, and then to actually put a plan into action.
My assessments are consistent, flexible and achievable.
I adhere to the deadlines that I give my students as part of my assessment process.
All the while we listen to him obsess over the idea of it in his many monologues (speeches to himself).
In fact, Hamlet's most infamous monologue in Act III, Scene i, is specifically about his decision to act or not act.