The strategic plan for Wake County Public School System, the school district I work for, includes an emphasis on the 4 Cs ~ collaboration, critical thinking, communication and creativity. At my school site, we recently held some differentiated training for teachers focused on collaboration. I was tasked with instructing the teachers that considered themselves proficient… Continue reading focus on the 4 Cs ~ collaboration
I’m presenting tomorrow at the NC State State College of Education Beginning Teacher Institute, sharing ideas about how to manage students while you work with individuals. Rather than use a standard PowerPoint, I thought I’d share the information via a Smore. Below, you’ll see a screenshot of my flyer. You can see the whole flyer… Continue reading How do you monitor student progress and continue to teach?
As we began to dig into our study of data collection and graphing, I realized quickly that my students didn’t have a lot of experience setting up their own graphs on graph paper. This became the perfect opportunity to engage the children in taking a closer look their work and creating some guidelines together for… Continue reading student generated rubrics = better student work
This helpful infographic was posted on Edudemic yesterday in the article, The Key Differences Between Summative and Formative Assessments. For more on this topic, and how you can use summative assessments in formative ways, check out this article on ASCD: The Best Value in Formative Assessment by Stephen Chappuis and Jan Chappuis.
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