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What are we Really Assessing?

This year I made a big jump to change the way that I use assessment in my classroom. In previous years I have broken students grades up into traditional categories (Tests, Projects, Quizzes, Homework, Participation). 437 more words

21st Century Learning

What am I doing?

So, here I am, sitting on my couch, with my cat, thinking about all of the things I could say in my very first blog post. 263 more words


The Tough-Minded, Tender-Hearted Teacher

If you’ve never read Martin Luther King Jr.’s sermon “A Tough Mind And a Tender Heart,” do yourself a favor and google it.  I have excerpted a section below to help you understand the context and message of this post.  1,117 more words

Reality is Setting in

Tomorrow I have an appointment with a brand new general practitioner to discuss the various vaccines and medications that I will need to take while I am in Bolivia.   200 more words

Life In General

St. of Math Practice in Report Cards??

Today I was at a day long meeting on report cards.  Our district is looking to align our report cards to Common Core.  I was brought in to sit with the 6th grade team.   298 more words


How Do Be Confident Always (Video and Notes)

I used to struggle with a lack of confidence.  Then I learned how to be confident always.  It changed my life.

Next Level Faith #8… 458 more words