Category Archives: Reading

Positivity ratio – productivity, motivation, flourish

Even the smallest shots of positivity can give someone a serious competitive edge. (Achor, 48 pag.) Tis the season…Either exams were just completed or the prep for them is beginning. I wonder how we might employ the positivity ratio in … Continue reading

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E. B. White Book Club evaluation (Round 1) – #LL2LU

How do learners know if they are on the right track? Are the targets clear? Do we offer enough opportunities for formative self-assessment? What if we offer learners the opportunity to self-assess, peer-assess, and ask questions to calibrate their understanding … Continue reading

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PD in Action: #LL2LU Faculty Forum Oct. 30

PD causes action.  On Wednesday, October 30, we offered a session of Leading Learners to Level Up.  The next day, Kato Nims (@KatoNims129) sent us a message that her 4th graders are asking for levels? We are creating feedback monsters! … Continue reading

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The English Connection – #LL2LU with #WALearns & @lottascales – Feedback

Yesterday, Shelley (@lottascales) and I facilitated a day-long learning session for Woodward Academy’s English Connection on Leading Learners to Level Up.  While we did accomplish everything on our lesson plan, we used the questions of these 20 learners to chart … Continue reading

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The English Connection – #LL2LU with #WALearns & @lottascales

How might we mashup leveled assessment, clarity of expectations, and alignment of curriculum? There is so much to do that we need our work to serve multiple purposes.  What if we meet together as a team to discuss, describe, and … Continue reading

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PD: Reading and Assessment – Learning Together – feedback progress

We met yesterday to discuss next steps in our work and learning on reporting progress, learning, and growth.  Our lesson plan (agenda) had to differentiated for different groups of faculty. I am working to be better at differentiation for the … Continue reading

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PD: Reading and Assessment – Learning Together – empathy and feedback

Yesterday, we met together as a community to begin to study assessment and reading. As is my practice, I also want to share what really happened and the feedback. As noted in our agenda, we meet twice on Wednesday’s with … Continue reading

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PD: Reading and Assessment – Learning Together

As a community, we are studying reading and assessment.  Let me be clear.  We are studying the teaching of reading.  We are studying assessment. Our journey started with The Art of Questioning theme for our summer reading. Kathy Bruyn, Caroline … Continue reading

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Falconry: I believe in you…

Problems are what make us interested to learn more.  Problems are the sign of a curious or creative mind.  Problems are really just challenges in disguise.  People who go looking for interesting problems are people who create and invent and … Continue reading

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Falconry: problem-finding, find the dissonance

Identifying problems as a way to move others takes two long-standing skills and turns them upside down. First, in the past, the best salespeople were adept at accessing information. Today, they must be skilled at curating it— sorting through the … Continue reading

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