Patience and repetition go a long way in the classroom, far further than technology or gimmicks. If we want to reach all of our students, we have to realize that they won't all get it on the first pass.
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December 02, 2014
December 01, 2014
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
How can one person adequately provide 30 someones with what they need in any 40 minute period?
November 25, 2014
Being responsible for helping so many students and raising a child is challenging. There never seems to be enough time in the day. Factor in the ridiculously high expectations I set for myself and I'd be lying if I said it wasn't a struggle.
November 24, 2014
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 21, 2014
How do parents feel about giving up grades? Read here to find out tips and reactions from parents.
November 19, 2014
But what will students say about a class without a grades? Read on to see their reactions.
November 17, 2014
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
Are our current beliefs about daily homework in fact a myth? What is the point of homework in your classroom?
November 11, 2014
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.