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How Do You Know When You’ve Done A Good Job?

–when my students are happy…

–when my students thank me…

While all of these are wonderful answers, read on to learn why these answers may not be the ones you are looking for in a candidate for your career management team. 773 more words

Career Education

The Honesty Gap; The Illusion of Measuring Proficiency

One of the great gifts of standardized testing was the premise of giving the same questions to many students would allow for a more reliable measure of student achievement. 1,108 more words


Setting the PACE: Teacher Assessment Practices in a Competency-based Education System

(Wordle created by Ellen Hume-Howard)

I continue to be amazed and impressed by our staff’s progress over the past five years related to our implementation of a competency-based education system. 1,430 more words

Using Blogs as Instructional and Assessment Tools

A blog is a web 2.0 tool enjoying immense popularity among netizens nowadays. Like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, it can be used by people with the slightest knowledge of information technology. 617 more words


WEEK 13: Performance Assessments and Authentic Learning

Performance assessment is an assessment that requires students to demonstrate that they have mastered specific skills and competencies by performing or producing something. Asking students to create an electronic/ digital portfolio (e-portfolio) is one of the many ways of assessing students’ learning and progress throughout the semester. 532 more words

Keeping it unreal

A student completing nightly worksheets assumes there is a greater purpose. Not so an old teacher like me.

My 8th-grade son delivered his usual stack of homework this week. 510 more words


Arabic Language Teachers in the State of Michigan: Views of Their Professional Needs

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Hassan Wafa


Michigan Arabic Teachers’ Council, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, USA.


A full-day summer conference directed by this investigator took place in Dearborn city under the umbrella of Western Michigan University for professional development of Arabic teachers serving public, private, and academic charter schools in Michigan. 734 more words