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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?

May 21, 2015

Rethinking Honor Roll, De-emphasizing Academic Competition

Honor roll and other merit based recognition doesn't serve a school community well. Instead, it further segregates students and perpetuates the myth that grades help to communicate academic success. What if schools focused more on the collaborative and less on the competition?

May 07, 2015

11 Tips For Dealing With Teacher Guilt

Do you experience "teacher guilt"? Here are some practical things to practice in order to diminish the terrible feeling.

April 23, 2015

Recognizing Talent Among Our Peers

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.

April 19, 2015

Math Teacher Wants Change, Just Not Sure How Much

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.

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