Good assessment programs use a range of strategies and tasks, in varying contexts, to understand what students know and can do.
Tasks must also be “fit for purpose”. A task assessing base knowledge will look different from one assessing creativity.
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Laptop notes are inferior as they are verbatim and shallow.
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Set a timer once an hour to remind you to move. Get up and move your body, walk up and down the stairs, or take a brisk loop around the block.
The movement needs to be reasonably active and needs to get you out of breath. Afterward, you will feel more productive.
Most people can find an activity that they enjoy. It could be walking the dog, doing pilates, or playing in the garden.
Find the activity you like and get value from and do that.
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