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December 01, 2014

Turning Feedback Into Progress

How effective is the feedback you provide? Can you track the progress of students based on that feedback? Too often, all the responsibility is placed on the teacher and therefore meaningful progress doesn't happen. How can we empower students to become accountable for their own progress based on the feedback provided?

November 28, 2014

You Don't Need to Be a Math Teacher to Understand Ratios

How can one person adequately provide 30 someones with what they need in any 40 minute period?

November 24, 2014

No One Said Shifting a Mindset Was Easy

Change is challenging regardless of what the change is. We should never change for the sake of it, so if it's worth the effort, then every possible energy must be given to making the shift happen as it is in the interest of students.

November 19, 2014

Students React to a Classroom Without Grades

But what will students say about a class without a grades? Read on to see their reactions.

November 17, 2014

The First Step To Give Up Grades Is ...

So you agree that giving up grades will improve student learning and now you're asking, "but how?" Keep reading to find out a few ways to start.

November 14, 2014

When to Say When With Homework

Are our current beliefs about daily homework in fact a myth? What is the point of homework in your classroom?

November 11, 2014

Why It's Time to Give Up Grades

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.

November 07, 2014

The Unwritten Adventure Awaits

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?

October 28, 2014

Tracking Student Progress: They're More Than Data

Let's teach students to assess themselves and put learning at the forefront instead of the often misleading grades they're accustomed to.

October 26, 2014

Why Do We Ignore All That Is Good in Education?

There are many wonderful and innovative things happening in education that never get the media coverage. This impropriety needs to change.

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