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January 2015 Blog Posts (4)

The End of the Quest for Numerator Points (aka Let's Stop Using So Much Math)

Math.  Some people love Math and some people hate it.  Some excel at it naturally while others struggle mightily.  Some see it as a clear universal language, but for others it is is the embodiment of the Tower of Babel.  Some see its usefulness, some do not.  Some are indifferent, some are passionate.  Some are scared of it, some are excited by it, and others plod along doing their best to understand it.

While Math usually elicits a…


Added by Scott Habeeb on January 20, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools from Vicki Davis

"I thought I could read my students' body language. I was wrong. As an experiment, I used Socrative when I taught binary numbers. What I learned forever changed my views on being a better teacher."

This quote from Vicki Davis, author of the Edutopia article linked below, is essential.  As teachers we NEED formative assessment - or Assessment FOR…


Added by Scott Habeeb on January 19, 2015 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Grading in 3D from Pawel Nazarewicz

Salem High School Math teacher, Pawel Nazarewicz, has been using the JumpRope grade book this year as part of a pilot in our school division.  (The division, as a whole, uses PowerTeacher from Pearson's PowerSchool.)

Our division and school are also exploring how the principles of Standards-Based Learning - as part of our ongoing Assessment FOR Learning journey - can increase student learning.  Pawel, who never shies away from thinking outside the box, has found JumpRope to be a…


Added by Scott Habeeb on January 12, 2015 at 3:26pm — No Comments

"This I Believe" from Ken O'Connor

If you are looking for some Assessment FOR Learning principles for discussion and reflection, check out this following blog post from Ken O'Connor.  

As educators, we must be in a continuous state of professional growth through personal reflection.  No matter how long you've been in education, this process is greatly aided by contemplating the ideas of others.  

Ken O'Connor's ideas have been well thought out and well-researched. My guess is that for many of you they will be…


Added by Scott Habeeb on January 7, 2015 at 8:34am — 1 Comment

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