Extra credit has no place in a mastery classroom. We must shift the conversation once again to learning instead of points.
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December 08, 2014
November 24, 2014
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.
November 21, 2014
How do parents feel about giving up grades? Read here to find out tips and reactions from parents.
November 21, 2014
In her new book "The Teaching Brain," Vanessa Rodriguez discusses approaching teaching as an interaction, the five awarenesses of good teachers, and the downside to "quick fixes" based on brain science.
November 10, 2014
Toddlers who have a low vocabulary compared to their peers or cognitive delays are at higher risk of struggling with math when they are 4 or 5, according to recent research.
October 24, 2014
There are no better places for learning than libraries, so it is well worth the effort to bring students out into the field whenever possible for research. Ever wonder what it would be like to expose students to higher learning before they get there? Try this.
October 23, 2014
Allowing children to explore through play helps them make sense of their world, said a group of early childhood experts.
October 09, 2014
The real goal of education and school is NOT learning, it's BECOMING a good, capable and world-improving person. Learning is but a means to becoming — and we shouldn't confuse the means with the goal.
October 01, 2014
Admitting you don't know can be a liberating revelation and an opportunity to show students the power of learning and humility. Why miss out on that modeling, teaching moment?
September 22, 2014
Teaching reflection is necessary for teachers of all ages. Students learn the valuable lesson of assessing themselves against standards which makes tracking their growth possible. Read on to learn one way to teach students to do this.