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Students Figure Out Which Standards They Meet

I am starting to think about planning for Calculus I for next year, and there is an idea I would like to try: I want to stop labelling problems according to the corresponding standard, and put the burden on the student to determine which standards they met. 614 more words

April Showers

Has it really been a month (okay fine…almost 2) since our last post? Dang. 

Needless to say, things have been pretty crazy. We’ve been juggling curriculum, teaching, tackling the groundwork for making a district change to standards based grading, assessing our kids, planning, figuring out next year’s plan, “real” life outside of school…you know, the usual stuff.  479 more words

Office Hours Again

I wrote about office hours three years ago, and I have noticed that my office hours less attended than my colleagues’ (some of them, anyway). I used to have packed office hours, but that slowed to a trickle a couple of years ago. 559 more words

SBG Blues

SBG : Skinny Black Girl

Forget, the white rhino. Skinny black girls ARE endangered species. In a race where fat is considered as an indication of health and prosperity, we are kind of an anomaly. 167 more words


A&E: Standards-Based Grading

Part 1 of 4 in a series of blog posts about Standards-Based Grading

For myself, I have spent several years shifting into a Standards-Based Grading (SBG) model of assessment & evaluation (A&E). 722 more words

Professional Development

Assessment & Evaluation in the OCDSB; Standards-Based Grading

A big shift is happening in my school board, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) with respect to our assessment and evaluation policies. A lot of teachers are feeling anxious about this shift, not only about how to implement the new policies and supporting documentation, but also about the reasons behind it. 184 more words

Professional Development