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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?

December 26, 2014

Diverse Definitions of Learning by Educators

How do you define learning? How does that definition color the way you teach? Consider your thoughts as you hear what other educators say on the topic.

December 24, 2014

What is Learning to Students?

Ever wonder how students define learning? After thinking about the idea a lot, I figured it was time to ask them. Read on to hear what they said.

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