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April 2015 Archives
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.
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.
Many teachers deserve recognition that seldom comes. Let's change that. Simply by adjusting our attitude about how we respond to each other can have a ripple effect that has the potential to change education.
Guest blogger Doug Green, EdD discusses the cons of allowing your child to play football. What are your thoughts?
Are you a science or math teacher who feels like moving away from grades is something you can't do? Check out this interview with Jim Cordery, a math teacher from NJ shared his thoughts with me about grading and challenges he has with #TTOG.
Many of us get into education for the "right" reasons, but as life becomes more complicated, so too does our connection with our careers. Here are some tips to reinvigorate through the middle career slump.
Nicholas Provenzano tackles the grading question and isn't sure what to make of it. Instead of throwing it all out as I'm inclined to do, he considers feedback, but isn't ready to abandon tradition. Read on to hear about his struggle. Where do you fit in the continuum?
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
How does a movement take form, you may ask? It starts with an idea and then a few people who are willing to take action. That action creates a stir and perhaps inspires some and angers others, but real change starts to happen. This is how Teachers Throwing Out Grades (#TTOG) began. Read on to find out more about this growing movement.
Which do you prefer, Periscope or Meerkat and why?
In a guest post by Academy of Learning College, some strategies that can help maximize student engagement in the instructor-facilitated online learning and teaching environment.
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.