Monday, September 15, 2014

Imagine the Possibilities

Data collected on students at schools can create a profile from kindergarten through college. See the story on Marketplace, or listen here:

Empowering Students - Scott McLeod

After struggling to allow students the space and freedom to make choices both about what they read and about how they respond to or represent what they have learned from their reading, I know that this type of learning is much more sustained, powerful, and realistic for today's student's. I also know that students at all levels are much more engaged with this approach.

Are students meeting the standards when these techniques are used? I believe students who are actually reading are definitely meeting more of the standards than students who are not reading.

Can their achievements accurately be measured? Well, in my experience, students taught in many diverse ways have consistently performed as expected on standardized tests and on departmental aligned testing.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Article of the Week - Kelly Gallagher

I have never read Kelly Gallagher before, but I really like his ideas on the article of the week activity. I will certainly integrate this activity.

There is a short video about it here:

There is a list of articles he is using here:

Here is a podcast about his grading policies. I have to read more of his stuff.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


I have not posted in a while, but I saw this great article on educating with the introverts in mind. I see a lot of connections to the technology integration I have done in the classroom. Particularly the synchronous blogs. I am intrigued by the ideas on small groups or pairs.

See the article at How to Teach a Young Introvert