Why don't they give spelling tests anymore? * How come teachers don't correct student spelling? * What can I do at home? * Should I buy one of those workbooks this summer?
I have been asked these questions more times than I can count. It makes
The following is an excerpt from “It’s a Gift: Disposed to Learn” by Ruth Crick. To download the full white paper and others in the Corwin Educator Series, click here.
Given the measurement and assessment challenges faced by schooling systems around the world, it’s critical that we can find
[caption id="attachment_12462" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] This graphic, displayed throughout the book, depicts the 14 Parameters. The graphic is a visual representation of how the parameters--when all applied together--can exponentially increase the achievement of all students. You will see examples of this in the many case studies
Did you hear about the guy who doesn’t like going through screen doors?
He said he does not want to strain himself!
I found that using screeners in math takes some of the strain out of teaching and learning. The terms screener, diagnostic test, and inventory test
Alfie Kohn has raised a critical point in his recent podcast about my work (Episode 11 of “The Shape of Education to Come,” available on iTunes). In the podcast, he asks, If we are talking about effect sizes based on student achievement, and if student achievement is measured
This post is adapted from Toni Faddis’s upcoming book,
The Ethical Line: 10 Leadership Strategies for Effective Decision Making
Under the watchful eyes of the public, today’s school principals face ever-changing demographics and an increasingly demanding workload. As school leaders, we are expected to be on top of our task list as
The following is an excerpt from “Towards Education 3.0: The Changing Goalposts for Education” by Chris Goldspink & Robert Kay. To download the full white paper and others in the Corwin Educator Series, click here.
Education has always been concerned with preparing children and young people with the skills and capabilities
Many schools are embarking on a schoolwide professional journey that asks teachers to incorporate discipline-specific literacy practices (reading, writing, viewing, reasoning, and communicating) in ways that mirror the practices of experts. This is disciplinary literacy — a necessary shift in instruction and learning that will help students be more prepared
According to the U.S. Department of Education, in 2016, 89% of elementary school teachers identified as female. In the elementary school where I work, there are 73 people who identify as women who work there full time. There are 8 people who identify as men.
About 90% of the people who work