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.
Dogfooding: How Often Do You Do Your Own Assignments?
It’s time to add dogfooding — the practice of using your own product as a consumer in order to find and fix the bugs — to our own teaching practice.
Could You Teach Without Grades?
There’s a new movement of teachers who are giving up traditional grading and finding different ways to measure student learning. Starr Sackstein is at the front of the pack, and in a new podcast episode, she tells me how it all works.
Meet the #SinglePointRubric
The practice of using single point rubrics is slowly but surely catching on. Try one for yourself and let us see it!
6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2015
Although most of these tools aren’t brand-new, they are all growing in popularity, and each one can enhance teaching and learning in unique, time-saving, or engaging ways.
Should You Give Timed Math Tests?
A homeschooling mom gives her son timed math tests, but they cause him some anxiety. Should she stop? What does the research say about timed math tests?