As educators, we’ve all experienced sitting through a two- or three-day workshop and, at the end of it, being overwhelmed with information, tired of sitting and listening, and wondering how we’re going to even begin incorporating what we’ve learned into our daily practice at school. We get back to work, and there’s no feedback from anyone and no time to try what we’ve learned. Time slips by, and we make little to no changes in our instructional practices. This style of “learning via fire hose” is one of the least effective, yet all-too-commonly-used formats of professional development in education. A...
You’ve always averaged grades. Your teachers averaged grades when you were in school and it worked fine. It works fine for your students.
Does it? Just as we teach our students, we don’t want to fall for Argumentum ad populum: something is true or good just because a lot of people think it’s true or good. Let’s take a look at the case against averaging grades.
Hiding Behind the Math
Just because something is mathematically easy to ...
Laura Jackson's insight:
Mr. Wormeli brings forward some valid points. I wonder what the impact on student and parent engagement in schools will be when educators are accurately reporting student progress.
This obsession has taken the form of instructing at several Content Area Literacy Institutes for the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, helping to author the Project's new content area curriculum, presenting ...
Laura Jackson's insight:
Anna Cockerille - Sharing the impact of a cross discipline approach.
Guest blogger Peter Adams of the News Literacy Project suggests three methods for teaching critical thinking skills and smart media consumption habits to a generation growing up in a climate of information overload.
There are so many inspiring stories in education, so many students, teachers, and leaders we can learn from. Perhaps we can learn strategies to replicate or to avoid. This Scoop may highlight the good, and the bad, and we can learn from it all.
Literacy at the middle or high school level has traditionally been taught in the English or reading class. With the adoption of the new Alaska English Language Standards, this instruction is now also part of the content area ...
EDSITEment has heard and answered this clarion call for the visual arts to be integrated into English Language Arts via College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading » 7: Integrate and evaluate content ...
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