Some teachers simply calculate marks privately. Others have students who know exactly where they stand in their learning because of ongoing communication about their progress,
Best Practice: Align Instruction & Assessment
Standards-based grading is not new, but it is also not widespread, despite demonstrated benefits to learning and achievement. So, how can we incorporate this concept
Percell, J. (2019, July 11). Strategies for Diving into Successful Grading Reform. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
The era of grading reform is in full swing. Teachers throughout the country are critically analyzing their grading practices and the effect grading has on
We have taken a look at the current debate in education about grading practices and created what we believe to be a more moderate, systematic
Baker, J. (2019, March 31). ‘Major distraction’: School dumps iPads, returns to paper textbooks. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
As classrooms across the country embrace digital textbooks, one Sydney school has declared the e-book era over and returned to the old-fashioned hard copy version
Ferlazzo, L. (2019, June 30). Response: Phonics Instruction Doesn’t Have to Be ‘Boring & Dull’. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
What is the appropriate role of phonics in reading instruction?
Ferlazzo, L. (2019, June 30). Response: Phonics Instruction Doesn’t Have to Be ‘Boring & Dull’. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
Teaching students to read requires a balance of phonics instruction with a love of literature and books, according to Mandy Ellis, principal of Dunlap Grade
Heyck-Williams, J. (2019, June 26). Making Learning Public: Two Practices for Engaging and Empowering All Students. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
Over the last month, I have had two opportunities to work with students as they have made their learning public at Two Rivers Public Charter
Students in prekindergarten through fifth grade at a school in New York City are participating in a five-step process to engage with challenging texts and
There are several ways teachers can make grading fairer and less subjective, writes educator Cheryl Mizerny. In this blog post, she shares six strategies, including