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Stay Focused

Happy December, scholars and families! We are halfway through the second quarter of the school year. For seniors, your counselors will send your first semester transcripts to your colleges and universities. 404 more words




 The level of accuracy of this meme.  Today’s song “If you let me,” by Sinead Harnett is everything. Coming from her 2016 Self-Titled EP, this song was skillfully produced. 81 more words


1 Week, 170 Conversations: What Students Really Say about Learning, Letter Grades, and Anxiety

A coupe of weeks ago, I did something that I have never done before in my classroom: I sacrificed invested a week of instruction to hold a one-on-one conversation with each one of my students. 3,789 more words



Students chasing grades

Worried, they fall like snowflakes

Drifting through finals


Frank Hearn

By: Jeanne Cameron

The class had a reputation, and so did its teacher. Hardest course in the major, everyone said. Hardest teacher you’ll ever have, they added. 897 more words

Delaying Grades, Increasing Feedback: Adventures from the Real-World Classroom

Each time there is a flurry of comments about grades on social media, I am compelled to advocate for de-grading and de-testing the classroom. Also, each time I make my case, many people offer lukewarm support wrapped in a great deal of skepticism about those practices in real-world classrooms. 1,331 more words


December, Huh?

I don’t know why, but I still can’t seem to wrap my head around the idea that it’s December. I swear it was only September a few days ago. 395 more words