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Free e-Comments Chrome Extension

Here's a writing assessment for learning freebie that just might make life a bit easier for teachers this fall…I just released a new free comment insert program for Google docs that will save grading time and improve writing feedback. Insert hundreds of customizable Common Core-aligned instructional comments, which identify, explain, and show how to revise writing issues, with just one click from the e-Comments menu. These are formative comments, designed to suggest writing revisions, not…See More
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Free e-Comments Chrome Extension

Here's a writing assessment for learning freebie that just might make life a bit easier for teachers this fall…I just released a new free comment insert program for Google docs that will save grading time and improve writing feedback. Insert hundreds of customizable Common Core-aligned instructional comments, which identify, explain, and show how to revise writing issues, with just one click from the e-Comments menu. These are formative comments, designed to suggest writing revisions, not…See More
Jul 12
Michelle A Erdt commented on Mark Pennington's blog post Mastery Learning in Response to Intervention
"Right on! No, I wouldn't buy a house where 75% of the foundation is solid. I was very fortunate at one time while working in an alternative middle school program to be able to revisit foundational skills at length. In fact, I took a group of 14…"
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Mastery Learning in Response to Intervention

Posted on April 4, 2018 at 9:33pm 2 Comments

I just finished watching a TED TALK by Sal Khan, founder of the Khan Academy. Sal was talking about mastery learning and the importance of building strong learning foundations before layering on additional information.

As I watched the…

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The Monday spelling pretest. It's as American as apple pie. Each of my three sons routinely scored 20/20 on the Monday spelling pretest throughout elementary and middle school. They were required to …

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 6:22pm 3 Comments

The Monday spelling pretest. It's as American as apple pie. Each of my three sons routinely scored 20/20 on the Monday spelling pretest throughout elementary and middle school. They were required to “study” and “practice” these words with an obligatory worksheet, crossword puzzle, or write-the-word-ten-times assignment. They were then tested on these same words on Friday. They learned zilch about spelling from this instructional practice.

Fair to say that this common instructional…

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