Grades don't serve anyone in our system except those who issue them. Once thought to communicate learning, we now understand that this was a mistake. So here is one alternative.
It's time to give that new professional learning or technology a try. What's holding you back? Take to take the leap, here are some suggestions to fearlessly press forward.
Becoming a part of professional organizations is another way to remain vital in the content areas we work in. If you aren't a part of your regional or national organization, why not check it out?
Working together to build community fosters a positive work environment that demonstrates unity. In what ways can schools provide more opportunities for educators to work together to improve schools?
Reflection is a powerful tool and process in learning to move toward mastery. What if we could offer students more than one way to do it, in a format that may be more native to them?
Advising a student publication takes perseverance, anyone who does it wouldn't argue that point. Empowering student leaders to be responsible for managing set publication sometimes requires a pep talk. Check this one out.
Let's teach students to assess themselves and put learning at the forefront instead of the often misleading grades they're accustomed to.
There are many wonderful and innovative things happening in education that never get the media coverage. This impropriety needs to change.
There are no better places for learning than libraries, so it is well worth the effort to bring students out into the field whenever possible for research. Ever wonder what it would be like to expose students to higher learning before they get there? Try this.
Why shouldn't kids enjoy coming to class? Consider turning classes into an experience with students at the helm. Here's one way to try.