Do you consistently perform tasks at a high level of excellence? Is every meal cooked perfectly? Golf swing on point?
Returning to school this year will be different than any other year. More than ever before, educators need to devise strategies that provide information about what a student already knows in order to move learning forward.
If you haven’t been thinking this yourself, you’ve probably heard or read some version of these statements. In the group of 25 or so students that you will have in front of you on the first day of school, there will be students who have had, to put it mildly, a variety of learning experiences, and varying amounts of growth (or lack of growth) in that time. How might we possibly meet their needs?
On a daily and hourly basis, teachers make professional judgments … making decisions with respect to individual students and groups
Grading requires “thoughtful and informed professional judgment [and] an abiding concern for what best serves the interests of students and their families…”
If you are mindfully preparing for determining the grade, then merely riding the wave of learning experiences and collecting numerous artefacts is not enough.
“We’re all in this together.” How many times have we said this in the last year? We realize that to
‘The trees are still growing up!’ Decades ago, a colleague, Bob Thomas, exclaimed at one of our meetings, “If you’re
In a recent webinar on effective writing, the presenter asked, are you a planner or a pantser? The meaning of
“… the only simplicity to be trusted is the simplicity found on the far side of complexity.” Alfred North Whitehead