Ever looked at student work and thought it all looked the same? At some point last year, I remember flipping through something the students had worked on and thinking, "Man, that's interesting. These are all the same thing". I immediately went back and looked at the rubric. Of course it all looked the same, the rubric… Continue reading Be Together. Not the Same.
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
I've always considered myself lucky to work with such incredible young people. Not a day goes by where they don't do something that amazes me and really shows how phenomenal they are. However in the last few weeks, I experienced an onslaught of crazy cool things ... it can only be described as a few weeks crammed… Continue reading Random Acts of Awesome