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Achieving Classroom Mastery Through Responsive Teaching

A discussion with Mark McCourt, author of Teaching for MasteryIn this interview with Mark McCourt, author of Teaching for Mastery (John Catt Educational), hear about the debate and confusion surrounding mastery while also becoming informed of emerging new interpretations based on earlier concepts. McCourt, who refers to mastery as “responsive teaching,” is a proponent of a continual assessment through questions to children that ultimately steer teachers to alter their methods accordingly. Instead of relying on summative assessments and grades to determine learning outcomes, more of an “in the moment” responsive approach as educators is what makes the difference.