Let’s give students learning tasks that tell them, “You can be as smart as you want to be.”
Best Practice: Align Instruction & Assessment
To make students’ futures better, we need to consider what skills they will need—and teach them.
Mixon, L. (2019, June 11). Hinks Elementary launches summer reading program to stop literacy regression this summer. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
Students at one Michigan elementary school were sent home with books and access to an app to track their summer reading progress. The goal is
Fensterwald, J. (2019, June 05). There’s value but also limitations to students’ grading their own interpersonal skills, study finds. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
Students’ assessments of their own interpersonal skills, such as self-control, are not reliable enough to be part of accountability systems, according to a study by
Ravesi-weinstein, C. (2019, June 04). 3 strategies to reduce school avoidance. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
Anxiety can cause students to avoid school altogether — meaning they do not attend or complete work — writes Christine Ravesi-Weinstein, a high-school assistant principal.
Knott, K. (2019, June 01). Culturally responsive teaching certification on the rise. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
Several educators in a Virginia school district are being trained in culturally responsive teaching to help close achievement gaps. Already, the percentage of students projected
Tate, E. (2019, May 28). Despite Poor Performance, Virtual School Enrollment Continues to Grow – EdSurge News. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
Enrollment in virtual schools continues to grow, but research by the nonprofit National Education Policy Center finds such programs may be less effective than traditional
David Cutler, a high-school history, government and journalism teacher, says he allows students to retake most assessments. Cutler describes how the approach puts the focus
DeWitt, P. (2019, May 26). Three Ways School Leaders Can Undo Grading Inequities. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
Public education has charted an exciting trajectory over the last 20 years. 1996 saw the publication of “Breaking Ranks: Changing an American Institution,” which laid
We actually know quite a bit about how to teach reading. So why don’t we do it right?