Mastering the “Gray Area” Transition to Standards-Based Grading

Rae HughartBlog, Class Management, Innovation, Lesson Planning, Standards-Based Grading

Mastering the _Gray Area_ Transition to Standards-Based Grading (1)

Have you considered the “gray area” during the transition from a traditional grade book to Standards-Based Grading? It can take multiple years for an effective shift to Standards-Based Grading for grade books and feedback provided in the classroom. As districts navigate the transition, there is a lot to think out, plan out, and put into practice. So, how do teachers manage in … Read More

Helping Black Students find their Voice in School

Dante PryorBlog, Class Management, Innovation, Lesson Planning

Helping Black Students Find Their Voice in School

Helping black boys find their voice: The Power of Thematic Teaching in High School English Classrooms What we know: I’ve taught High School English for over 15 years, and I’ve fought the notion that the classics are “clientele specific.” In more forward terms, you can’t teach the classics if you have a room comprised of mostly black teenage boys. You … Read More

Stories of Building Relationships with Students

Dante PryorBlog, Class Management

There is nothing more important to a classroom than the relationships you form with your students. I learned early as a teacher the old adage, “They don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Something as simple as a birthday card can be such an inspiration to a child. It is assumed that since we … Read More

The Basics of Google Classroom (video)

Tiffany OttBlog, Class Management, Innovation, Technology, Video

The Basics of Google Classroom (video

Looking to use Google Classroom in your classroom? Full transcript below video. Video Transcript Hey guys, it’s Tiffany Ott here, and I am excited to be talking to all of you about getting started with Google Classroom today in this video. I’m going to show you the ropes, how it’s all done. Make sure that you like the video and … Read More

4 Really Bad Ways to Use Technology in Your Classroom (video)

Tiffany OttBlog, Class Management, Innovation, Technology, Video

4 Really Bad Ways to use Technology in Your Classroom - video

How are you using technology in your classroom? Full transcript below video. Video Transcript Alright guys, are you ready? Today we are talking about for really bad ways to use technology in your classroom. If you want more information like this, more content like this, you want to keep getting awesome things from our team, make sure you click, like … Read More