Have you ever received really bad advice, but took it anyway? When I was an undergrad, I had a particularly demanding professor for my junior year practicum block. I could tell you all kinds of requirements she had for us (like girls having to wear dresses or skirts to teach!). Though I didn’t always agree
What is formative assessment? “Formative assessment refers to a wide variety of methods that teachers use to conduct in-process evaluations of student comprehension, learning needs, and academic progress during a lesson, unit, or course.” (https://www.edglossary.org/formative-assessment/) It doesn’t stop there, however. Assessments should guide a teacher on what to do to remediate, challenge or move on
All learners deserve the opportunity to own their learning. They take this ownership when they have input into the what or the how of instruction. The more choice you offer students, the more they will embrace the learning. With technology integration, we no longer need to rely on the teacher as the sole expert in
I love this chart, created by Tony Borash, and adapted from Henrico County’s Teaching Innovation Progression (TIP) Chart: I use the TIP Chart when working with teachers on increasing student-driven learning via best practices surrounding technology infusion. Here are a few snippets from recent visits at the Bill R. Johnson CTE Center in Crowley ISD.
I recently came across this joke on Pinterest. I like a good joke as much as the next person, but being an educator, my first instinct was to be offended. My second inclination was to look at it from a different perspective. This riddle can definitely be true to life. I have had teachers like