Imagine it for a second. What if report cards looked like Twitter? Or Facebook? Or Instagram? I've heard a few people toss this idea around recently. At first, I couldn't wrap my mind around it. But the more I pondered the idea, the more it started to make sense. Think about it. It could be really … Continue reading Why Don’t Report Cards Look Like Social Media?
Ah, rubrics. The favored tool for assessment by teachers. Loved for their wonderful detail and their range of performance levels, rubrics are a great way to communicate expectations to students. Just like other teachers, I love a good rubric. There's just one problem ... I'm really horrible at making them. I'm so horrible, in fact, that I've … Continue reading Students Owning the Assessment Process Through Rubric Creation
It was ten days until the end of the quarter, and my grade book still did not have a single grade in it. The grades were coming, so I was starting to breathe a little easier, but still ... eight weeks in and not a single published grade. At the start of the … Continue reading What It Felt Like to Have a Blank Grade Book