Entries related to: assessment

Collaborative Coaching: Teacher-Centered Practices in Action

From the first all staff in-service at the conclusion of summer, to the end of the year...

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From Traditional Conclusions to Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning

Constructing Explanations and Engaging in Argument from Evidence are two Next Generation Science...

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Strategies for Giving Meaningful Feedback

One thing we know for sure is that the world of the neatly compartmentalized content teacher has...

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Video Playlist: 5 Essential Practices in the Elementary ELL Classroom

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High-Tech, Low-Tech: Two Time-Saving Tools for Science Teachers

I'm a big fan of science notebooks for students. My students use notebooks to develop Cornell...

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Five Ways To Close A Lesson

Most of us realize the importance of a warm-up to get our bodies and minds ready, whether we're...

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Growth Through Feedback

One of my favorite parts of being an educator is learning. It may sound strange, but I love...

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Introducing The Formative Assessment Deep Dive: Take It And Try It!

Finding teaching resources online can often feel like a scavenger hunt. Even when searching one...

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A Climate for Great Practice: Collaborating for Student Success

The climate, or culture, of a school is one of the most important factors in its success. In...

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Math Journals as Formative Assessment

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Supporting Great Teaching: A Tangible Vision of Excellence

My first example of love was from my parents, which is probably true for most people. Their care...

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Innovating the Evaluation Process

I am wary of high stakes, anxiety-producing, number-heavy, hoop-jumping evaluation systems.

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Dial Up Your Formative Assessment Technique

In my role as assessment coach and consultant, I have had many conversations about the...

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Getting Better At Personalized Learning

Here's a startling statistic: 40% of high school students are chronically disengaged in school....

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Assessments That Deliver Results

My nephew, who is in elementary school, suffers from anxiety. When he was in third grade, in the...

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Beyond Being Nice

When I was in the classroom, I had the good fortune to have a team teacher. We were very similar...

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Hacking Feedback: Seeking And Receiving Feedback From Students

One of my favorite education books is The Courage to Teach. In that text, Parker Palmer explores...

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Hacking Feedback: 3 Strategies + Tools

So much of teaching is living in tension: giving more support vs. letting a student productively...

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Hacking Feedback: The Bookends

I have a love-hate relationship with giving feedback. I love how potent a tool it is to help...

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Back-To-School Backpack: Think About Assessment

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