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Camp Tech Terra Days 1-2: Mobile Learning & Frustration

If I had a summer theme song, it’d be Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again”. I feel like I’ve hardly been home but the PD (professional development) opportunities have just been too good this year despite my best intentions to stay put. 1,445 more words


I have an 89.018%. Can you round me up to an A??

One lovely Wednesday evening while on the Twitter (many moons ago), some folks in my PLN and I were exchanging tweets during #sblchat. Always a great conversation, an idea started brewing…. 240 more words


Designing Assessments that Meet Students Where They Are

Are you excited about designing assessments, giving assessments, and tracking the results of your assessments? Chances are, you probably aren’t. Yet, assessments are important, not just because running them helps you meet state and institutional requirements, but because they are a way to demonstrate that students have made measurable progress. 600 more words


Namaste: A Spiritual Approach to Grading

The reason why one is so vastly more fortunate to be a teacher of English, versus the uncapitalized subjects, is the grading. Yes, the grading. It’s a burden, it’s a bugaboo, it’s a bear. 1,276 more words

The Privateers

Posting telepathically 

The summer grades are in and my brain is shot, so I’m gonna give this whole posting telepathically thing a whirl! Goodnight bloggy friends!


Singing, Talent and Teaching Voice

Are we here to filter for the marketplace or to bring out the best in student singers?

This provocative and rhetorical question rings in my ears almost every time I attend a diploma concert. 655 more words


Interesting Article about Rubrics

If you are like me, you struggle with writing rubrics that are clear and not too wordy.  Then, I struggle applying the rubric to assignments because the rubric isn’t always assessing what I thought I wanted to asses.   15 more words