Many researchers have identified formative assessment as one of the more powerful practices to raise student achievement (Black & Wiliam, . . . Read more
So it was an epic fail by all accounts. Yep. A Sunday School lesson designed for 5th and 6th graders, lead by yours truly, a high school teacher, did not stand a chance with the one 5th graders, 2 third graders, a 5 year old, and a 4 year old who were sitting in front of me. I thought it would be fine, since I’m used to modifying on the fly, but I didn’t realize how differently those younger minds would react to what I wanted them to do.
Currently, one of my favorite television shows is A Million Little Things on ABC. It’s a show about a group . . . Read more
A number of years ago, I had the good fortune to teach a cohort of practicing educators in a Masters . . . Read more
A lot of focus today is spent on ways to connect educators so that they can broaden their professional learning network and reap all of the benefits that affords. But while we acknowledge the power in sharing what we do with other educators, we don’t always equate that in the same way when it comes to students.