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April 29, 2019

Instead of Standardized Testing, Consider Portfolio Assessment

Since learning is so nuanced, so too should be the means in which we assess it. Let's offer students the opportunity to be seen as whole people who can demonstrate different skills and knowledge in a plethora of ways over a period of time.

April 15, 2019

Tips for Deftly Using Questions to Improve Student Learning

This is a comprehensive read that is conversational and teacher-friendly. Even if you're a questioning pro, you will learn something that will improve student learning in your classroom.

March 29, 2019

Content or Skills? It's the Chicken or the Egg Conversation in Education

I do think there is a relationship between content and skills that can't be separated. In order to practice skills, we need content to focus on, and I'm not sure that one is more important than the other. It really depends on the context.

March 05, 2019

Teachers, See Learning as Students Do

Too often, we take risks ourselves, only letting some of the rope out for students to be more autonomous, but because we don't know what to do with ourselves while that is happening, we can sabotage perfectly good learning experiences.

February 24, 2019

Make Learning Interactive and Student-Led

Although project-based learning can be daunting at first, it is well worth the mess. Planning your first project may not go as smoothly as you want or imagine, but I promise everyone will learn, so don't give up.

November 27, 2018

Bridging the Gap in a Rural School District Through Personalized Learning

Sam Brooks, the personalized-learning supervisor in Putnam County, Tenn., shares his journey along with strategies for other educators. Putnam is a rural district that's using digital innovation to personalize learning and keep kids connected.

July 24, 2018

Writing a Flexible Curricular Map to Ensure Student Voice is Heard

Learning is deeply personal and engaging when done right, and every school can be developing lifelong learners by setting up expectations that involve student and teacher participation.

July 17, 2018

Authentic Transformational and Ethical Leadership in 'Dead Poets Society'

Leaders in schools come in all shapes. How a character in "Dead Poets Society," teacher Mr. Keating, can be a model for earning students' trust and respect.

July 08, 2018

Build Learning Spaces That Inspire Innovation

Schools don't have to keep doing things the way they always have, not in terms of curriculum, assessment or learning spaces. There are ways to start making changes that can truly inspire and reinvigorate the learning process.

June 10, 2018

It's Time to End Mandated Summer Assignments

Let's spend more time in school promoting a culture of curiosity and learning that transcends school, not because we want to grade kids on it or give them extra credit or punish them for not doing it, but because learning for the sake of learning is its own reward. We can foster a love of reading in so many different ways.

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