Whiplash portrays an over-zealous music teacher's attempts to push students to greatness. With all of the competition in the world today, how can we foster student achievement without creating emotional distress in our students?
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February 02, 2015
January 23, 2015
Students need to be taught to start valuing their learning and not the grade. Too often we waste our time fighting over missing work or arguing over the grades "we give" our students. But if there could be an alternative?
January 21, 2015
Grades are just a math game. This is what I told students many years ago. "If you know how to work the numbers, you can get a good grade."
January 09, 2015
With the educational landscape changing, we must empower students with the power and tools of inquiry creating many opportunities for authentic learning experiences. How can we do that, you ask? Keep reading...
January 02, 2015
With each new experience comes a certain amount of risk and as educators, we need to encourage students to bravely take them. Success may take time, but taking that first step is the hardest. How do you inspire kids to take the leap?
December 24, 2014
Ever wonder how students define learning? After thinking about the idea a lot, I figured it was time to ask them. Read on to hear what they said.
December 10, 2014
Students say the best things... we just have to make sure we're listening. What are your kids saying?
December 08, 2014
Extra credit has no place in a mastery classroom. We must shift the conversation once again to learning instead of points.
December 01, 2014
How effective is the feedback you provide? Can you track the progress of students based on that feedback? Too often, all the responsibility is placed on the teacher and therefore meaningful progress doesn't happen. How can we empower students to become accountable for their own progress based on the feedback provided?
November 19, 2014
But what will students say about a class without a grades? Read on to see their reactions.