When questions arise about some aspect of assessment or grading, educators today seldom turn to reliable sources of research or evaluation evidence. They don't look for well-designed studies that have been published in reputable journals. Instead they turn to books, blogs, and social media as their primary sources of information. Basing policies and practices on the opinions gathered from books, blogs, and social media is a sure ticket to disaster.
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September 09, 2018
June 20, 2018
Educators collaborate all of the time, but it doesn't mean that it results in meaningful work that impacts student learning. In their new book focusing on collaborative professionalism, Andy Hargreaves and Michael T. O'Connor provide us with research and some practical suggestions that will help us get a bigger bang for our buck.
June 17, 2018
Today, 98% of households with 2- to 8-year-old children include a mobile device, like smartphones, tablets, and iPods or other smart-mobile devices, an increase from 75% in 2013. We are really connected, but not connecting at all.
June 03, 2018
We should teach, model and promote kindness as much and as often as we can. But we also need to teach and empower young people to engage in social action: that is the only way we can ultimately change societal inequities and bring about a truly just society.
May 20, 2018
In a previous blog post, Peter DeWitt wrote about the dark side of labelling students. Labels sometimes assign students to fixed categories, and getting out of that category can be tough. To remedy the potentially negative consequences of labels we must do two things, and here, Thomas Guskey writes what those.
May 06, 2018
To meet the objective of reaching every student and demonstrating that we understand them, we should understand that it is the school's responsibility to reach students with SEL content anywhere and everywhere they take their devices.
April 02, 2018
Too often one leader may be blamed for creating a negative climate, when the reality is that we all contribute to a positive or negative school climate. Our attitude every day plays an important part in our school climate. Here are 7 easy steps school communities can take to improve their school climate.
June 08, 2017
Asking different questions isn't enough if teachers aren't listening to the answers students provide. Here are 3 ways to have authentic differentiation in the classroom.
May 30, 2017
Do IEP's single you out because you're different or help you become a better learner?
May 17, 2017
Teacher talk still dominates high school classrooms, but it doesn't have to, and here are a few reasons why.