In the current educational climate, many people might wonder why people still choose teaching as their profession. Despite the excessive testing and often negative impression of education, there is still very important work to be done. Read on to see why many educators teach.
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February 23, 2015
February 16, 2015
What is the function of a student report card? What does it seek to communicate? How effectively do most student report cards share information about individual student achievement? What if we rebranded our communication loop? What would that look like?
February 02, 2015
Whiplash portrays an over-zealous music teacher's attempts to push students to greatness. With all of the competition in the world today, how can we foster student achievement without creating emotional distress in our students?
January 23, 2015
Students need to be taught to start valuing their learning and not the grade. Too often we waste our time fighting over missing work or arguing over the grades "we give" our students. But if there could be an alternative?
January 07, 2015
In a perfect world, teachers would all model the growth mindset and fearlessly learn new things to share with students. Some do, unfortunately not enough.
January 02, 2015
With each new experience comes a certain amount of risk and as educators, we need to encourage students to bravely take them. Success may take time, but taking that first step is the hardest. How do you inspire kids to take the leap?
December 31, 2014
What advice would you give your first year self? Here are some of the things I wish I knew when I started.
December 29, 2014
What were your favorite posts about grading this year? What did you learn? Will you be throwing out grades in 2015?
December 26, 2014
How do you define learning? How does that definition color the way you teach? Consider your thoughts as you hear what other educators say on the topic.
December 24, 2014
Ever wonder how students define learning? After thinking about the idea a lot, I figured it was time to ask them. Read on to hear what they said.