Teaches teachers how to use the Talent Development Model of Questioning, an integrated model combining theory discussion, demonstration, performance and peer coaching and performance feedback. Aimed at teacher development of productive questioning practices that will contribute to the dialogue between teachers and their students to effect meaningful and purposeful instruction. Investigates the Qu:Est Instructional Strategy model (Questioning Understandings, Empowering Student Thinking) of development and refinement of student conceptual understandings through instructional conversations.
Well-known in the multiple intelligence community, and an experienced writer, lecturer, and teacher, Dr. Weber is well versed in the area of authentic assessment. Her expertise has gone into creating a book designed to make assessment more relevant to students and their world by assessing their genuine abilities while motivating their development. This unique approach combines student interest and abilities and curriculum goals within authentic assessment activities. The book begins with theoretic innovations in authentic assessment and moves in to comprehensive, methodical increments towards the ultimate goal of practical applications for the classroom.