Now that the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has been signed into law, we’re keeping close tabs on national ESSA news as well as ESSA news from the eight most populous states in the union: CA, TX, FL, NY, IL, PA, OH, and GA. Our
This post was originally published on Steve Constantino’s website.
On a recent trip to the west coast, I had a wonderful opportunity to sit down and talk with a start up CEO – someone who walked away from corporate America, leased office space (the company name
This post was originally published on Finding Common Ground.
We all teach, lead, and learn under different Mindframes. They envelope our personal lives as well as into our professional conversations. John Hattie, someone I have worked with for the last year and a half as a
This post was originally published on Cooper on Curriculum.
Classroom teachers can either (1) wait for change, or (2) go out and contribute to it. I encourage teachers to choose the latter. In most districts (yes, there are exceptions), I don’t think teachers realize how powerful their voices/actions can
This blog is the third in a three-part series by Bob Sornson. Click to read Part 1: What Digital Game Designers Know About Assessment and Instructional Design and Part 2: Best Practices Not Encouraged by Our Cover-Test-Sort Instructional System.
Formative assessment is the gathering of information to
How did you learn mathematics at school? What was your experience with mathematics? Unfortunately, besides math educators, many people report negative experiences in the classroom due to an overemphasis on rote memorization with little understanding of the underlying concepts of mathematics.
According to Dr H. Lynn
Technology tools can be used to elevate teaching and learning in your classroom. My new book Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom, provides a new framework for the integration of scannable technology. I’ve developed the ACES Framework
When students are engaged in learning and are taught to take greater responsibility for their own learning, then increasing academic rigor is attainable. Antiquated teaching strategies such as lecturing, drilling, and rote memorization will not increase learning. These strategies may lead to small, short-term increases
A few years ago, one of my colleagues who had been teaching in the 1980s said, “These kids today are different from the ones I taught when I started my career.” He was right. I get it. I’m a Baby Boomer, one of those guys
What is Formative Assessment?
For many years, there have been differing and often conflicting viewpoints and definitions of what formative assessment is—is it something you can purchase, is it a process, or is it a program? Products and services sold by curriculum and assessment vendors, marketed