I believe that every single person on this planet can be inspired to do great things. I believe that a culture built on trust can lead to amazing results. I believe that by tapping into each person’s uniqueness and intrinsic motivation, an environment can be created to allow people to thrive. I’ve practiced this in my own classroom and seen the impact with my own eyes. If you are interested in doing the same in your classroom, organization, school, district or company, please contact me for more information.

Katie Budrow Profile Picture (1)Currently, I am a sixth grade science teacher at Caruso Middle School in Deerfield, Illinois. Before teaching, I spent five years doing chemistry work in the labeling industry. I have a Bachelor’s of Science in Zoology from UW-Madison and a Master’s of Arts in Teaching from National Louis. I have presented and worked with various school districts on healthy culture, NGSS implementation, standards-based learning, project-based learning, and personalized learning. In my classroom, the focus is put on students becoming scientists themselves and bringing real-world science to life.

For more information, you can find me in the following …

Co-moderator for #sblchat, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 9ET/8CT

How to Grade for Learning, Fourth Edition by Ken O’Connor

Standards Based Learning in Action by Tom Schimmer, Garnet Hillman, and Mandy Stalets

The Grade Cleanse by Danny Hill and Garnet Hillman

Joy Kirr‘s LiveBinder about Feedback in Lieu of Grades

Scholastic Teacher’s Chromebooks in the Classroom

Teachers Going Gradeless – Why We’re Gradeless



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