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March 16, 2015

What Does Successful Learning Look Like?

How do educators define success in their spaces and then how do they ensure that is has been achieved for every child?

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 31, 2014

What I Wish I Knew As A New Teacher

What advice would you give your first year self? Here are some of the things I wish I knew when I started.

December 29, 2014

Top 5 Posts About Grading in 2014

What were your favorite posts about grading this year? What did you learn? Will you be throwing out grades in 2015?

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 05, 2014

Preparing for In-Class Student Conferences

In the "no-grades" classroom, student conversations about learning are a must. Whether formal (like this) or informal (in class briefly), students must be getting focused feedback all the time.

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 28, 2014

You Don't Need to Be a Math Teacher to Understand Ratios

How can one person adequately provide 30 someones with what they need in any 40 minute period?

November 25, 2014

My Dirty Little Secret...

Being responsible for helping so many students and raising a child is challenging. There never seems to be enough time in the day. Factor in the ridiculously high expectations I set for myself and I'd be lying if I said it wasn't a struggle.

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