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The role of keywords in assessing knowledge & understanding

As part of my thinking on assessment I’ve been looking at how to assess knowledge & understanding. I’ve been considering stages of knowledge and whether it is possible to use this to ensure students’ thinking is based on solid foundations and then stretched further by more complex concepts. 600 more words


Top Ten Tuesday: A Book A Year

Children are made readers in the laps of their parents.

-Emilie Buchwald

The truth is, I cannot remember a time before books were part of my life.

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A Sneak Peek into GAFE in Action!

So I promised everyone out there who was interested in my upcoming event, ‘GAFE in Action,’ that I’d keep you posted with any updates. Just this week, I had students complete the… 123 more words

Relationship Strategies (Build upon a solid Foundation)


The relationships that you begin is your first step in building a life; the only way to get a life, is to build one of your own by building it on… 809 more words


You are qualified, NOW!

Did you ever have a friend in high school that you really didn’t know why you hung out with them? Like, they were just mean to you for no reason but you still hung out? 2,455 more words


Not-Always-Ordinary Objects

A stand-alone collection of photos to mark the school year ending this week. Bring on summer vacation!

There’s a special kind of crazy people catch when they go into high school teaching. 227 more words


May 24, 2015

We took one lap around the block without training wheels on.

Teaching stuff like this is hard. I never know when to let go.

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