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the potential silliness of student mastery folders

As I think I stated earlier, one of my goals this year for my class is for students to discretely know their strengths as readers and writers and to understand which ones they can work to improve on. 499 more words


Once is not enough

A few years ago, when I began SBG and tried to explain it to students and parents, I listed a few guiding principles to help them understand the difference between what they were likely used to and the system that I was going to use.   808 more words

The 100 metres

They say in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts that anything can happen. This is true in many ways, and even more true in life. The last few months have been some of the most hectic I’ve ever experienced in both, but they have also been the most rewarding. 1,253 more words


Sign Along the Dotted Line: Grading Contracts in the Classroom

Grading is tricky and as much as I would love to throw away all numerical and letter grades in my classroom, it is not a reality in the school where I currently teach. 575 more words

From schoolboy rugby star to MMA contender: The rapid evolution of Irish star Cathal Pendred

Next month will see undefeated welterweight fighter Gunnar Nelson fight brawler Rick Story in his first outing since his impressive Dublin win against Zak Cummings. 994 more words


Side Mount Posture

I was asked to film a number of instructional videos by the Warrior Collective. They should help those wanting to learn more about BJJ or considering coming to train at SBG Bury a flavour of the coaching approach. 29 more words


Getting started with Standards Based Grading

Student language unit syllabus. Vocabulary & I can statements. done.

Learning targets in grade book. Done.

3 assignments & 1st quiz- in the grade book. 158 more words