Entries related to: assessment

Assessment Diaries: Aligning Classwork to the New Assessments

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Assessment Diaries: Incorporate Technology Into Assessment Practices

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Assessment Diaries: Why New Assessments?

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How Do You Survive the Co-Teaching Marriage?

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Teacher Perspectives on How New Assessments Can Fuel Learning

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Writing Fluency: A Key to Success on Next Generation Assessments

"If you can read everything your students write, you're not assigning enough writing" - Doug...

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Easing the Pain of Student Collaboration

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Designing Lessons for Unique Learners

I love lesson planning. There is something magical about taking rigorous curriculum and making...

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One Thing All Successful Teachers Agree On

Recently, I was at the Teacher of the Year Annual Meeting where Teaching Channel had the...

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Student Playlist: What Makes an Engaging Lesson?

I often wonder why, as a student, it feels like some lessons go on forever, while others fly by....

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3 Tech Tools That Help Teachers Stay Organized

My classroom was a pretty organized place. My students had cubbies and folder boxes where they...

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Building Study Skills: A Four-Step Plan

Study skills. They're part of the hidden curriculum, those strategies that students must learn...

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Getting Better: Learning from Feedback

Learning is magical and mysterious. It's hard to know when we're getting better and how we've...

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A Different Approach to Formative Assessment Makes Practice Time Count

Want to spend class time wisely? Formative assessments can help. The trick: taking the time to...

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Keeping it Positive in Your Classroom

Ever felt like your classroom was the arena for a tug of war between you and your students?...

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A Step-by-Step Plan for Elementary Level Student-Led Conferences

Confession: I look forward to parent conferences. I value the opportunity to connect with...

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When A Lesson Goes All Wrong

I'm afraid of mediocrity. That too-comfortable place where repetition and apprehension meet. In...

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Seeing Results: The Impact of Tch Videos

As this year comes to a close, I want to share the results of our final Tchers' Voice Survey of...

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Setting the Stage for Differentiation

I hope your school year is off to a great start and you are spending time getting to know your...

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What's Been Bothering Me Since 1974

About six weeks ago, I let off some steam and told you all about a teaching norm that drives me...

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