Educators have the odd habit of taking simple ideas and making them inexplicably complex. Standards based learning is one of them.
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October 14, 2016
October 04, 2016
Listening is one of the most important aspects to our learning, but many of us don't do it well, and we definitely could do it better with our students.
September 25, 2016
We ask the question of why we don't have better candidates for president or why our friends would ever vote for a candidate we wouldn't. It's all tied up in our need to be entertained more than informed. Good news though, because we can change that in the classroom.
September 22, 2016
Why do students believe they have to be perfect. It doesn't necessarily come from within. It may be pushed on them from the adults around them.
September 18, 2016
There's compliance and then there is over-compliance. Over compliance is built by chipping away at one's credibility and it starts one conversation at a time after the person leaves the room.
September 09, 2016
We often want students to have grit or a "growth mindset" but we often lack it at the same time we are telling them to have it. Here are 3 ways to show our students what we want.
September 06, 2016
Collaborative leadership is about working in partnership with those groups that are a part of the school community, and there are 6 influences based on the research of John Hattie to help get leaders there.
September 01, 2016
How many practices have we, as teachers, utilized out of habit without evaluating their effectiveness? How often do our students have to engage in compliant engagement rather than authentic engagement? Last time I checked, compliance wasn't a learning standard.
August 21, 2016
We hear a lot about surface to deep learning. In this blog, Peter DeWitt explains the different between the two citing a recently released paper by John Hattie and Gregory Donoghue which explores the two levels of learning and what specific strategies go with them.
August 18, 2016
Most educators begin developing rubrics by articulating what students must do to meet a standard or be "proficient." From there they identify two or three levels below "proficient" to describe students' progress and one level above to recognize higher or more complex learning. But what about their grades?