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SBG Plans 

I’ve spent A LOT of time thinking about grading this summer. As summer winds down, I have put focus on getting some solid planning done and after lots of coffee, sketches on scratch paper, and chats with colleagues and friends, I think I’ve finally found a happy place where I feel comfortable and confident with my plans. 414 more words


Standards-Based Grading: Skepticisms

My new school uses standards-based grading, and I’m pretty pumped about it. I think the structures that are already in place are really great, and I’m excited to make the change from a more traditional gradebook. 863 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


Teach them to Learn

My focus for this school year will not be on testing, or homework, or even data teams, it will be on LEARNING.

I’ve been reading… 198 more words


Citadel Lord of the Rings - Rangers of Gondor

It’s back to Lord of the Rings models for this post. Showing off some models recently painted, as well as some models a little less so. 542 more words

Fantasy Gaming

Standards-Based Grading: 5, 6, 8, 10

So first, some background.

I taught at a new-to-me school this year, and it currently has a lot of one-trimester-long classes, including for the 9th and 10th grade sciences (they rotate through biology, chemistry, and physics, though not in a particular order). 2,728 more words


Goals for Year 2 (2015-2016)

There are many things I have been meaning to get around to this summer.  I looked through the many drafts that I have started and let pass by, but I know to hold myself accountable it is time to set my goals for the upcoming school year.   1,270 more words