What Are Effective Formative Assessment Techniques?

The new "question-of-the-week" is: What are effective formative assessment techniques?


Response: 'Doing' Geography Instead Of 'Studying' It

Four educators share their thoughts on teaching geography: Kelly Young, from whom I've learned more about teaching than from anyone else; Elisabeth Johnson, who is the best social studies teacher I've ever seen; middle school educator Lisa Butler; and Matt Podbury, who teaches Geography at an International School in France.


What Are Creative Ways To Teach Geography?

The new "question-of-the-week" is: What are creative ways to teach geography?


Response: Teaching 'Close Reading' - Part Three

In this final post in my series on close reading, Kimberly Carraway, Katherine S. McKnight, Harvey F. Silver, Amy Benjamin, Nancy Boyles, Rita Platt -- along with readers -- share their thoughts.


Response: Close Reading Is A 'Life Skill'

Part Two in my series on close reading includes responses from Sonja Cherry-Paul, Dana Johansen, Stephanie Harvey, Julie Goldman, Diana Sisson and Betsy Sisson.


Response: Close Reading Can Be 'Fun or Awful'

Today's guest responses on the "what, why and how" of close reading come from Christopher Lehman, Cris Tovani, Pernille Ripp, Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris.


What Is 'Close Reading'?

The new question-of-the-week is: What is "close reading," is it important and, if so, how should I teach it?


Response: 'Getting What You Pay For' In Teacher Evaluations

This last post in series on teacher evaluation shares commentaries from W. James Popham, Barnett Berry, Pia Lindquist Wong, Rick Stiggins and Derek Cabrera, along with thoughts from readers.


Response: Using Teacher Evaluations 'to Promote Growth'

Part Two features contributions on the teacher evaluation process from Julian Vasquez Heilig (with Lisa Hernandez), Ben Spielberg, David Berliner and Paul Bruno.


Response: Teacher Evaluations Need to 'Support, Not Sort'

In Part One of a three-part series, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, California Teachers Association President Dean Vogel, and 2012 National Teacher Of The Year Rebecca Mieliwocki share their thoughts on teacher evaluations.


The opinions expressed in Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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