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February 16, 2015

A Better Way to Report Learning

What is the function of a student report card? What does it seek to communicate? How effectively do most student report cards share information about individual student achievement? What if we rebranded our communication loop? What would that look like?

February 13, 2015

Is Leadership Style Born ... or Made?

What is your leadership style? How do you know?

February 11, 2015

5 Questions Educators Must Ask Themselves Daily

Each educator is motivated to teach for different reasons. What questions propel your journey as a learner and educator?

January 30, 2015

2 Math Teachers Consider Giving Up Grades

Who are the biggest naysayers in your educational community? At the heart of all conflict is an inherent misunderstanding about situations. So start a dialogue with folks in your community about the possibility of giving up grades? It takes a village.

January 28, 2015

Eliminate Grades, Change the Educational System

Education is in need of some changes. If we eliminate grades, we make room for many important shifts that must occur in our current climate. It's time to shift the mindset; teachers, throw out grades.

January 26, 2015

Screencast in Your Class with Screencast-O-Matic

Screencasting is a way for students to present learning when they don't want to be on video. Using the computer and their voice, they are able to create tutorials to show what they know and so can teacher. Check it out.

January 23, 2015

"What Do I Have to Do to Pass?"

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

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 19, 2015

Building Independent Learners by Fostering Grit

Educational grit is just a fancy way of saying resilience. Teaching students to develop stamina as learners is as important as the content we teach. What are your tips for fostering perseverance in our students?

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?

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