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End of year Portfolios

Grades and portfolios!  It’s that time of year, for us at least, homeschoolers do come in all colors, shapes and sizes!  We are wrapping it up around here and this year I am planning a different version of grading and portfolios. 246 more words

Assessing Student Comprehension

For my edTPA evaluation I focused on students reading comprehension and overall history and cultural impact of the division of the Berlin Wall. This unit exemplified my use of formative assessments in class, which were later similar to our final mini-unit summative assessment. 701 more words

Lesson Planing

From Application to The Day Before Departure (Part 1)

On course to completing my first year at University I had been looking for volunteer opportunities, searching through various potential programmes… until I came across this incredible, unmissable opportunity. 225 more words


Writing for Authentic Audiences #5: Multimedia Compositions

This year I tried an experiment: Instead of asking for traditional essays at the end of our final two units, I asked my students to create multimedia compositions. 1,530 more words


Diving In to Self Study

On our last school-based Professional Learning day of the year, staff at Prairie Waters began to dive in to the Self Study process. This is a brand new experience for all of us at PWE, because this is our very first evaluation visit after becoming authorized as an IB World School offering the Primary Years Programme! 709 more words


Currywurst , apples and the £33,000 a year boarding school

I have three relatively unrelated stories this month.


The first follows a trip to Berlin this weekend and the obligatory city tour. Just of Unter den Linden you will find a sunken glass plate between the pavement that provides a view into a room full of empty bookshelves, sufficient to house the 20,000 books that were destroyed on this site on the 10th of May 1933. 786 more words


Is assessment a necessary evil or a blessing in disguise?

This week’s post comes from #chat2lrn crew member, Judith Christian-Carter B.Ed (Hons), M.Phil, FLPI, Chartered FCIPD. Judith is a Director of Effective Learning Solutions, a UK-based learning services company. 541 more words

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