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February 23, 2015

I Teach for the Money...

In the current educational climate, many people might wonder why people still choose teaching as their profession. Despite the excessive testing and often negative impression of education, there is still very important work to be done. Read on to see why many educators teach.

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 04, 2015

Teachers as Researchers: Changing the Dynamics of PD

If we are to reform education, we need to start with empowering teachers. Consider rethinking professional development so that teachers can engage in inquiry projects.

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 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 16, 2015

Obama's Free Community College Plan, Is It Enough?

Education should be free instead of providing a privileged few the right to learn. President Obama has taken a step in the right direction offering community college for all.

January 07, 2015

Observations About Fear of Change

In a perfect world, teachers would all model the growth mindset and fearlessly learn new things to share with students. Some do, unfortunately not enough.

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?

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