assessment, education reform, grades, Personalized Learning, student voice

Before You Give Letter Grades, Please Ask Your Students

I have had a problem with letters grades for a few years now.  I used to write about it all of the time, and then stopped because I felt like all of the words had been written.  But now, I am back facing having to give letter grades for the semester as my district transitions… Continue reading Before You Give Letter Grades, Please Ask Your Students

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How is Student Blogging Different in the Middle School Grades

One of my biggest “crazy ideas” I knew I wanted to try when I switched from the elementary classroom to the middle school was to continue blogging with students.  Nowhere else had I seen the same impact of just what empowering my students to find a voice to the world could do for them than… Continue reading How is Student Blogging Different in the Middle School Grades

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How Do You Assess Without Grades – 5 Tips to Ease the Transition

When I transferred my blog from Blogger to WordPress, not only did I run into domain name problems but I also had posts that didn’t transfer.  This post is an oldie but still speaks to me.   Two great questions came my way yesterday in regard to assessing without grades and then communicating that information.… Continue reading How Do You Assess Without Grades – 5 Tips to Ease the Transition