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DHSB Teachmeet Presentations Part 1

My presentation was, once again, about assessment and giving students opportunities to reflect on and improve their work.  (Is this a teacher obsession or is it simply assessment time?)  Our 4W stickers were shamelessly stolen from a Primary model, and we have adapted them to suit our needs.  42 more words


Why Christopher Pyne is right… and how he’ll screw it up anyway

Last week Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne released the findings of the National Curriculum Review – read about it here, here and here. 815 more words


Band Class - Formative and Summative Assessment

Formative and summative assessments are both important components of the learning environment. In band class, these assessments can take place in a variety of formats. An example of this can be seen in our high school band class. 248 more words


After the Exam: Grading Systems II

In this post, we conclude our discussion on grading systems by looking at less common approaches. There are at least three other approaches to grading. These systems are comparison with aptitude, comparison with effort, and comparison with improvement. 400 more words


Conceptual Understanding in Introductory Physics XI

In this post, I present a conceptual question that is so important, I feel that no undergraduate student should complete an introductory calculus-based physics course without being able to correctly answer it. 151 more words


Tracking: a need-to-know operation

As schools we’ve become experts in tracking. A whole industry has grown up around it, and you can buy software to create a graph of just about anything. 714 more words