Once the conferences have been completed, there are no surprises come report card time. Students know what is going on and so do parents. These conversations keep learning transparent and progress is always in the open. Making sure that students understand where their mastery level is and what needs improvement ensures continued growth and focus in the upcoming term; it also helps us differentiate better.
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December 31, 2015
Start your new year with a new #oneword that will chart the course for the future. What will your #oneword be for 2016? Mine is metamorphosis.
December 06, 2015
Read the first part in a mini-series about crafting literature analysis papers. This post specifically addresses writing engaging and thoughtful introductory paragraphs that move away from mere summary and embrace the writer's voice.
December 01, 2015
Norming expectations around student learning is essential to being able to take data and use it on a bigger level to ensure progress as a school. If all stakeholders understand what success looks like and we have examples to point students and teachers too, the outcome can only be better
October 29, 2015
The best ways to get students to take risks is by modeling what that looks like, unafraid of the potential failure. The most important gift we can share with students is the transparency of our choices and how to bounce back from the missteps.
October 11, 2015
What if our help becomes a crutch, crippling students with being enabled, rather than actual helping them succeed?
September 20, 2015
The speed in which we go when we teach is a major factor in a student's ability to learn. As teachers we need to recognize and understand the children who sit in front of us and adjust accordingly. Here are some suggestions.
September 15, 2015
College essays are not created equally... so we need to help all students present themselves in the best way possible. Here are some tips on how.
September 13, 2015
What if students never had to miss class again regardless of their location? Can you imagine the possibilities? I can. Check it out
September 10, 2015
Even the best plans don't always work out the way we want... how do you adjust? Here are some tips on how to stay positive.