Valuing Personal Time While Providing Students Meaningful Feedback

This article is cross-posted on Teachers Going Gradeless As an English teacher, teaching writing and supporting developing writers is paramount. I want to see my students write regularly and hone their skills to communicate meaningful ideas. However, every essay means time for me to read, make comments, and this usually means sacrificing hours of personal … Continue reading Valuing Personal Time While Providing Students Meaningful Feedback

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A Better Progress Report: Using Google Forms to communicate learning

The purpose of a report cards is to explain progress to students and their parents. However, they do little to communicate learning. As a teacher I've found them limiting in what it is I'd like to share. As a parent, I find them confusing. The report card is efficient. I can fill them out for … Continue reading A Better Progress Report: Using Google Forms to communicate learning

Rethinking Assessment

I had a conversation with a math teacher at my school. I asked her if she allowed her learners to use notes or tools on her tests. She said, “Absolutely not.” I asked why. She said if they learned the material they shouldn’t need notes. I asked if memorization or application demonstrated learning. She said […]