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April 15, 2014

Modeling Mistakes to Develop Mastery

All students worry about being wrong, and as teachers, we need to recognize the self-censorship that occurs and develop an atmosphere that promotes risk taking and a positive spin on missing the mark.

April 04, 2014

This Assessment...Not That Assessment

There is a big difference between the capital A Assessment of high stakes testing, and the lower case a of classroom assessment.

March 21, 2014

Learning Intentions & Creativity in New Zealand Schools

Looking at model schools and standards, how can we adapt in a way that will progress student learning?

March 18, 2014

Grades: The Educational Dinosaur of Our Time

Grading: Is it the educational dinosaur of our time?

March 16, 2014

It's Time to Celebrate Schools

In the U.S. we don't usually celebrate schools at the national level, but in New Zealand they are celebrating through the Festival of Education.

March 05, 2014

Is the Brain a Bit of a Slacker?

Is your brain a bit of a slacker? Perhaps now there is some research to support the slacking...without letting your brain get away with it.

March 01, 2014

What's the Point of the Needle's Eye?

The needle's eye that does supply the thread that runs so true is an old mountain song, but it has strong implications for the public school system.

February 25, 2014

Teaching Students About Other Cultures...and Their Own

The state of Hawaii has a great program that teaches young children about their own culture. It's a program we could all learn from these days.

February 21, 2014

Falling in Love With Words

With so many other tools at their fingertips, how do we get our students to fall in love with words?

February 18, 2014

What's Our Best Taxonomy? Bloom's or SOLO?

Assessment is the new dirty word in education but with the right taxonomy, it can help change the way students learn.

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