"I like hearing how another teacher made it easy and meaningful at the same time. Students always appreciate real time feedback. I think implementing this into my assessments will help develop that intrinsic desire to learn and do well. Of course as…"
"I love this! Teacher's have so much influence that we often forget that kids ARE actually watching us and listening to what we say and how we act. It is easy for young people to spot when we are not being genuine. If we truly believe what we…"
"I like how the grading scale given does not allow for less than a C. It also does not allow for failure. I imagine after redoing something enough a student would learn to try to do his/her best the first time which would help keep them from slacking…"
"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…"
"I love your use of a very real life example of grading practices and their affect on you as an adult. It seems very obvious in this example that the Yahoo grading style is skewed data. It seems like common sense that a pre assessment should never be…"
"I enjoyed this post because it was a chance to learn about how to grow learners through the lens of a subject I am not very familiar with. Yet, I understood every comparison made. In teaching the history of the music the students learned why. In…"
"I am new to the Salem High School family and will be serving in the role of English/ Yearbook teacher. I am very interested in Standards Based Learning and am excited to learn more on the application side of how this looks in the classroom."