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Aisling Daly set to face Erika Almeida Oct 24th at UFC Dublin

The UFC have confirmed that Irish Aisling Daly will take on Brazilian Erika Almeida in a Strawweight bout, October 24th at UFC Dublin.

Aisling Daly (15-6) appeared in TUF 20 and went on to win her UFC debut defeating Alex Chambers by armbar at The TUF Finale. 137 more words


thoughts on resilience & grading

I spent the last three days helping to facilitate a leadership retreat for some of our rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. This year’s theme was… 460 more words


A Letter to Parents About Standards Based Grading

This year I will be implementing Standards Based Grading in all of my courses.  It all started with this tweet:

I wrote a letter for parents introducing standard-based grading.

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SBG and Statistics

I’ve been following Standards-Based Grading (SBG) for several years now after first being introduced to the concept by colleague John Burk (@occam98).  Thanks, John! 435 more words


planning for accelerated precalculus

This fall, I’ll be teaching a group of very strong students in the highest of three levels of math my school offers. The goal is to give students an intense “Honors Precalculus+” treatment and get them started on calculus (up through the product rule or so) by the end of the school year so that they can jump right into BC Calculus the following fall. 188 more words


Reassessments: NOT Retakes

Recently, I heard from a teacher who had a negative experience with reassessments (noticing no significant gains in student performance after implementing the system). Sadly, I question not only the procedure used, but also the focus of the class. 588 more words

Teaching With CI

early steps in grading transformation: an email to my colleagues

Hello fellow math teachers,

I’d like to share an email I sent to my department this morning describing my experiences moving forward with mastery-based learning and standards-based grading. 1,315 more words