Monthly Archives: March 2011

Rubrics, Feedback, and Learning

We have found a formative assessment plan for our Algebra I learners that is working for us.  We have always struggled with the idea of the generic 4-point rubric, because it didn’t give our learners enough feedback.  If you want … Continue reading

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Tearing Down Walls

We live in an increasingly connected world. Yet barriers to connection continue to operate in schools. Kathy Boles at Harvard has described school as the egg-crate culture. With some exceptions, teaching can be an isolated and isolating profession, unless teachers … Continue reading

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Create a Guiding Coalition of Students – The Way It Should Be – Examples of Good Work

If you read my blog, then you know I have students that are hiding in plain sight.  Yesterday afternoon during Office Hours, my learners made an appointment with me for today’s study hall. I said yes and was pleased with … Continue reading

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A Kind of Paradise – Multiple Representations

Have you watched this TED talk? Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story As is our habit early on Saturday mornings, AS and I watched HBO’s Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child.  This morning we watched Cinderella.  … Continue reading

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Turnpikes, Toll Roads, Express Lanes

Atlanta:  Traffic, traffic, and more traffic… Coming Soon! Peach Pass available in Spring 2011.  I-85 Express Lanes in Atlanta open in Summer 2011.  View the Peach Pass video to see lots of accessible math connected to a real community issue. Learn more about the … Continue reading

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s=v*t + 0.5a*t^2 ~ Wanneer heeft u vorige bezoek?

If you teach a foreign language, what is the most important or essential for your learners?  Is it that they are grammatically correct?  Is it that they can read a book or watch a video in that language and understand … Continue reading

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