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My Turn to Learn

I had the privilege of attending a seminar today and again tomorrow on Standards Based Assessment and Grading Practices with the one and only Rick Wormeli… 217 more words


Quiz-Video Combination Instead of Lecture

Please help me understand if how much I am rationalizing here.

Here is a reminder of how I have been organizing my classes: I create learning goals for the course, and spend roughly two-thirds of the semester teaching them the content. 445 more words

Day 35: Cell Concept Mapping

Science 8 Today I returned the students’ concept maps they did for cells. Prior to doing this cmap the students completed a form which described each organelle. 313 more words

Science 8

Watch Out!

Well that’s funny. Perusing the stats on the parent site The Other Angle, I came across a rather perplexing conversation on Reddit about this picture I took at the opening of the… 170 more words


Reflecting on Teacher Evaluation

Over the past five weeks in my VanderCook class, Teaching Music in a Common Core World, we have been working through the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME) Workbook, … 1,389 more words


SBG explained to Parents

I work in a school that has a 1-5 grading scale yet many practices are aligned with a percentage / grade letter model. We’re working towards a more common understanding that may eventually shift descriptors but in meantime I find that there are many inconsistencies throughout the school. 1,031 more words


A Unit Review Day Activity that Works!

One feature of my Standards Based Grading model is that at the end of each unit of study is a summative (yet formative) “End-of-the-Unit Assessment.” ¬†This comes after several formative quizzes given during the unit of study. ¬† 457 more words