Grades don't communicate learning, even the students are starting to see that. Read on to see one student's take on report cards and why they fail at assessing student learning.
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April 10, 2018
April 08, 2018
Guest blogger Laura Smiley shares how she uses peer feedback in her French classrooms and the impact it has had on student learning. Read on to see how a simple shift in typical language learning can produce amazing results.
April 05, 2018
One of the best parts of working in a school is that is never boring. From day to day, you just don't know the kind of crazy things that can happen, but you always know you have to be ready for the unexpected!
April 03, 2018
Guest blogger Michael Matera shares about gamification and making learning playful for students. Read to learn how to bring play into your classrooms.
March 29, 2018
The next time you present or attend a conference, remember there is something to learn from everyone and no matter how much you think you know, there is always more and that is the exciting part.
March 25, 2018
Hopefully, when I return to work after the weekend, the things that made it easier to connect with my team will only continue to strengthen as we get to know each other more. It's so important to make sure that we can see the people we work with, with empathy and make decisions about how we address each other on that.
March 22, 2018
As the world becomes more globally connected and the information is to be gathered from a multitude of places, teachers shouldn't have to compete with these other formats to help students learn. Teachers should be engaging students with the tools they are already using, expanding their use and knowledge of the formats and letting kids choose their own adventures. The new role of the teacher is as the facilitator of learning, collaborator, and resource to the students who often have different knowledge that can help inform teaching.
March 13, 2018
Guest blogger Angela Abend shares how her 6th grade students chose the charity "Out on a Limb" to improve the lives of children with limb loss both domestically and internationally, by strengthening the amputee community, and providing pediatric prosthetic care for all.
March 11, 2018
Educators from all over the world took the time to answer my call on social media to share the one thing they would change in education and why they would change it. Read on to see if your one thing is mentioned.
March 06, 2018
As I grow as a school leader, every day is an opportunity for learning and growth. Working with my colleagues and my team, I know we can build a learning organization we all want to be a part of that both nurtures student innovation and learning. And as my professional learning continues, I will embrace the forward movement as I did as a teacher, fearlessly. At the end of the day, it is all about kids and they deserve the best.