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January 21, 2015

How Eliminating Grades Changed Everything in My Classroom

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

Inspiring Authentic Learning

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

Help Students Out of Their Comfort Zones

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

What is Learning to Students?

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

Amazing Student Candor

Students say the best things... we just have to make sure we're listening. What are your kids saying?

December 08, 2014

No, You Can't Do 'Extra Credit'

Extra credit has no place in a mastery classroom. We must shift the conversation once again to learning instead of points.

December 01, 2014

Turning Feedback Into Progress

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

Students React to a Classroom Without Grades

But what will students say about a class without a grades? Read on to see their reactions.

November 05, 2014

Professional Learning Breeds Teamwork

Working together to build community fosters a positive work environment that demonstrates unity. In what ways can schools provide more opportunities for educators to work together to improve schools?

October 28, 2014

Tracking Student Progress: They're More Than Data

Let's teach students to assess themselves and put learning at the forefront instead of the often misleading grades they're accustomed to.

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