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Inspired by Tom Vander Ark -- thinking through some big ideas.
Shifts in School
Shifts in School
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Shifts in School
Thought partner, Tom Vander Ark at Singapore American School. I had the privilege of listening to Tom Vander Ark ( @tvanderark ) address members of the Leadership Cohort at Singapore American School yesterday and of listening to him talk to a smaller group ...
Shifts in School
Shifts in School
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Math-tastic Practices
Holy cow, today was a math-tastic day. Here are five reasons why (and you know they are serious reasons because I'm counting down from ten): 5. Monday began with coffee and breakfast in a middle school math teacher's room: egg-salad sandwiches, fresh fruit,...
Math-tastic Practices
Math-tastic Practices
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PLCs Reflections
PLCs Reflections
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PLCs Reflections
The table I am sitting at is made up of moveable pieces: one rectangle and two half-moons. The half-moon pieces are pushed up against the short sides of the rectangle, so the table is a long oval. The rectangle table-top has a whiteboard, dry-erase finish w...
PLCs Reflections
PLCs Reflections
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Thinking about reading logs today ... oh the mistakes we've made!
Reading Logs
Reading Logs
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Reading Logs
How can I monitor and keep track of what learners are reading in authentic ways? I struggled with this question in my own high school English classroom. I struggled with my teacher-need to monitor and assess while at the same time honoring students' process...
Reading Logs
Reading Logs
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Planning for Transparency
Planning for Transparency
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Planning for Transparency
Learners need to know what we want them to learn. The clearer teacher-me can be about the what (and how to get there) the better students understand.  If learners don't know or don't understand the expected lesson or task outcomes they may miss the mysterio...
Planning for Transparency
Planning for Transparency
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Assessment Thinking
Performance assessments, authentic assessments, formative assessments, summative assessments, high- stakes assessment, embedded assessments, assessment of learning, assessment for learning, assessment as learning--I am immersed in assessment language this w...
Assessment Thinking
Assessment Thinking
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