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May 23, 2015

End of the Road, Continuing the Journey

After visiting 63 schools spanning almost 900 miles of California, I'm done with the road trips - but the learning continues.

May 12, 2015

Can You Be Convinced to Change Your Grading Policy?

Grading policies need to reflect the times, not the experiences of our childhood. What should determine a grading policy? Or shouldn't there be one at all.

April 28, 2015

Connect Learning to Life, NOT Tests

It's time to fight the testing culture and consider the bigger picture. How can educators better align learning for life and not for testing? As we make pedagogical decisions daily, teachers need to weigh the importance of learning vs cramming for a test that isn't going to impact a child's overall level of mastery.

April 26, 2015

Using Google Sheets to Organize Student Media

We tried a lot of things before we had Google Sheets in our student media class, but since we started using it, things have run a lot more smoothly.

April 14, 2015

Study: Sharing iPads Beats 1-to-1 Programs for Improving Student Learning

A new study suggests that students could learn better by sharing iPads than in 1-to-1 programs, especially in early grades.

April 12, 2015

Design Projects You Are Eager to Do

Are you sure the projects you create for students are doing what you want? How do you know? Maybe you should try doing them? Check this out and see why

April 02, 2015

How Do You Know Your Students 'Got It'?

Too often teachers are okay assuming students know what is going on. It's time we look under the hood to figure out what actually is seeping in. How do we do that, you ask? Check out of some of these synthesis strategies.

March 31, 2015

Still Not Convinced Grades Are Bad?

What are the purpose of grades? Do they actually function as they are supposed to? Perhaps it's time to reconsider how we communicate learning. What would that look like for you?

March 17, 2015

What If We Don't Have the Answers?

We all like to feel like we know, but honestly, we know that we don't. There is just too much out there and since the internet became a regular thing, we need to reconsider what we think knowledge is. So why not be okay with not knowing? Might be better to know who to find out.

March 16, 2015

What Does Successful Learning Look Like?

How do educators define success in their spaces and then how do they ensure that is has been achieved for every child?

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