Extra credit has no place in a mastery classroom. We must shift the conversation once again to learning instead of points.
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December 08, 2014
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.
November 05, 2014
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
Let's teach students to assess themselves and put learning at the forefront instead of the often misleading grades they're accustomed to.
October 01, 2014
Admitting you don't know can be a liberating revelation and an opportunity to show students the power of learning and humility. Why miss out on that modeling, teaching moment?
September 22, 2014
Teaching reflection is necessary for teachers of all ages. Students learn the valuable lesson of assessing themselves against standards which makes tracking their growth possible. Read on to learn one way to teach students to do this.
September 19, 2014
The vertical team of English teachers are ready to go, 6th-12th grade teachers lined up with syllabi in hand excited to make connections with parents. The room fills up with parents and we start to introduce ourselves. After each teacher has briefly said hello, we split the room up into grade levels...
September 03, 2014
Ever wonder if the grading was the best way to handle communication about student achievement? Consider the system we currently use and ask yourself, is this the best we can do? Read on for another option that my just work better.
August 13, 2014
We take ourselves so seriously. It is an important job. But what every teacher needs to remember since day one is that mistakes will be made and the only thing we can hope for is progress. So what will you learn from today?