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September 01, 2015

Create a Syllabus for High School Students

Isn't it time we started teaching students to follow a syllabus to ensure better classroom success? Check this out to help you plan.

August 27, 2015

13 Tips For Writing College Recommendations That Rock

You've been asked to write a recommendation for a student you taught three years ago. You aren't sure why he asked you because you didn't have a great relationship and frankly, you don't have anything great to say. What do you do? Read on to find out.

August 20, 2015

What I Learned From Being a Baseball Mom That Will Make Me a Better Teacher

Teachers can learn a lot from watching kids play ball. We can't control kids, we can only nurture their talents. This is the same in the classroom. Read on to hear how being a baseball mom has helped my teaching.

July 29, 2015

5 Ways We Can Improve Professionalism in Our Students

People asked about non-academic skills that are often mixed up in assessing achievement. Consider the following tips when helping students learn about punctuality, organization, time management and creativity.

July 27, 2015

Using a Rubric Does NOT Ensure Student Learning

Do you use rubrics? How effective are they? Read on to learn how to develop rubrics that can be useful to students if they are going to be used.

July 12, 2015

Writing a Non-Grading Policy for Your School

It's time to take the no-grades policy school wide, are you ready? Read on to see the plan.

June 28, 2015

Being Recognized By Those Who Matter

This year's graduation wasn't as tear-filled as years past, but seeing students I've taught for three years find their way across our stage felt momentous. All dressed up, grown up and off to college, the students threw their confetti and eagerly said their goodbyes. I always get a preview to gradua...

June 11, 2015

7 Reasons to Empower Students to Self-Assess

Empowered kids are engaged kids and allowing students to be in charge of their learning and assessment promotes growth and self-efficacy in ways that teacher provided grades never will.

June 09, 2015

Students Self-Assess For Mastery

You might be wondering if students are capable of grading themselves after a year worth of work. You may be asking if they can objectively review their growth and then take all of their understanding of mastery and parlay it into a letter grade that suits the old system... well they can.

June 04, 2015

Senior Cut Day, Prom and Other High School Rites of Passage

What moments will you remember from the many students who have shared their memories with you, even if only tangentially?

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