Previously, I wrote a post featuring some of my favorite formative assessment tools. They are pretty simple and fairly well-known, and yet, I received many thanks from talented teachers for the list. I also hear, often, of formative and summative assessments being confused. That led me to write a very simplistic comparison of the two. Then,
This past summer I made the switch from public school educator to entrepreneur. I get to use my years of experience as a classroom teacher and district-level curriculum director to impact schools around our country as an educational consultant and trainer. I just returned (in the wee hours of the morning) from a work trip in
What a week! I just spent three, jam-packed days with teachers and students in Round Rock ISD, in Texas. I first met “my” group of nineteen teachers and ten instructional technology specialists in September at a whole-group “kick-off”. These teachers are in their first or second year of technology integration, and the ITSs support them.
I saw this image somewhere earlier this month. It immediately struck a chord with me, but not in the manner the creator probably intended. The thing is, our past has directly impacted our story, and because of that will always have power in our lives. Instead of shunning it, take the power and use it
This week has been crazy busy (seems like that is the case more than it should be), and that means that my Five Friday Faves topic didn’t get thought about until this morning. I just dropped my two kids off at school. My daughter is dropped off at the junior high first,
Puts others’ needs ahead of his own Models ethical behavior Goes to where the needs are Makes time to ensure she is spiritually, mentally, and physically strong Speaks with kindness and compassion Calls out wrong behavior Never compromises his own integrity or beliefs Has a vision and mission that she does not deviate from – stays
Q: What does it mean to assess? A: Assessing is simply taking a measurement of progress, knowledge, or mastery. Q: How do formative and summative assessments differ? A: Formative assessments are used periodically throughout the instructional/learning process to determin progress. Summative assessments are given at the end of a unit of instruction to show mastery. Q: Why might a