Change is challenging regardless of what the change is. We should never change for the sake of it, so if it's worth the effort, then every possible energy must be given to making the shift happen as it is in the interest of students.
All Blog Posts With education reform Tag or Category
November 24, 2014
November 19, 2014
But what will students say about a class without a grades? Read on to see their reactions.
November 18, 2014
Everybody seems to assume that they know both what needs to be done to fix schools and that schools need to be fixed in the first place. In times like these it's important to start challenging weak ideas by asking the hard questions--not just about what schools do, but about what they can do. It's time, in other words, for a few more of us to get in touch with our inner contrarian. Let's get started.
November 17, 2014
So you agree that giving up grades will improve student learning and now you're asking, "but how?" Keep reading to find out a few ways to start.
November 14, 2014
Are our current beliefs about daily homework in fact a myth? What is the point of homework in your classroom?
November 11, 2014
Grades don't serve anyone in our system except those who issue them. Once thought to communicate learning, we now understand that this was a mistake. So here is one alternative.
November 10, 2014
While foreign language requirements have long been a core requirement for high school graduation--second language classes at an earlier age would improve overall fluency for most students.
November 07, 2014
Becoming a part of professional organizations is another way to remain vital in the content areas we work in. If you aren't a part of your regional or national organization, why not check it out?
October 28, 2014
Let's teach students to assess themselves and put learning at the forefront instead of the often misleading grades they're accustomed to.
October 27, 2014
It is no secret that teachers in the United States receive little recognition and a salary below their abilities, and their training after hire consists of professional development that rarely fosters much growth.