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May 2013 Blog Posts (4)

Sports Analogies

As this site has grown, so has the number of sports and coaching analogies.  It seems that one way to communicate excellence in the classroom is to compare it to excellence on the field or court.  As sports-related posts/discussions/resources are added to The Assessment Network, links to them will be added to this blog, making it a one stop shop for all AFL-related sports references.


 

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Added by Scott Habeeb on May 19, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Good Teaching is a Lot Like Coaching a Mule!

Good Teaching is a Lot Like Coaching a Mule!

If you’re reading this and are from Salem, VA you might have a clue what that statement means.  If you’re not from Salem you’re probably wondering what the heck I’m talking about.

A little background: High school football is a pretty big deal in Salem, just like it is in so many small towns across our country.  But in Salem, Virginia, football might be a slightly bigger deal than in most towns.  The Salem Spartans have had great…

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Added by Scott Habeeb on May 19, 2013 at 2:27pm — 1 Comment

Response to a Parent (from Rick Wormeli)

There's no other way to put it...  This is good stuff!

As schools and teachers adopt the philosophies of Assessment FOR Learning, it's only natural that grading practices will begin to change. (Click here for more info on grading as it relates to AFL.)  We need to realize that some of those changes will seem strange to some of the parents of our students.  It's…

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Added by Scott Habeeb on May 7, 2013 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

How SBL Shouldn't and Should Look in a Math Class

Educators steal from one another all the time.  It's how we get better.  

 

The following post is stolen from Matt Townsley (@mctownsley) and his MeTA Musings Blog - a great resource for AFL and Standards Based Grading ideas.  You can read the article in its entirety at: …

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Added by Scott Habeeb on May 2, 2013 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

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