Delaying the Grade: How to Get Students to Read Feedback
You spend hours marking and commenting on student work, and then they don’t even read your feedback. The solution is all in how you time it.
16 Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms
Your students probably already use these tools to write papers or create presentations, but they could be doing other projects you may not have thought of.
Project Based Learning: Start Here
Maybe you’ve always wanted to try PBL, but you just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Here’s a set of beginner-level resources to get you started.
Kiddom: Standards-Based Grading Made Wonderful
Standards-based grading can be time-consuming. By instantly crunching the numbers, Kiddom gives you that time back so you can focus on personalized instruction.
Student-Made E-Books: A Beautiful Way to Demonstrate Learning
Need a fresh idea for the end of a unit? Instead of writing a paper or doing presentations, have students create PDF e-books they can enjoy and share for years.
How to Make a Quiz Work Harder for You
Assessments should clearly tell us what our students understand. But without a system for precisely pinpointing that information, our tests and quizzes aren’t working hard enough. Here’s how I do it.
Self-Paced Learning: How One Teacher Does It
Most teachers feel they could be doing a better job of differentiating instruction, but many can’t figure out how to manage it. How to run a classroom where each student is working on a different thing, at a different speed? See how one teacher does it.
How to Turn Rubric Scores into Grades
Many teachers are confused about how to convert rubric feedback into grades or points. Even if you are moving away from traditional grades, you still may be required to supply them. Here’s my process.