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

How to Master Personalized Learning

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Class Management, Competency Based Learning, Innovation, Lesson Planning, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning

HOW TO MASTER PERSONALIZED LEARNING

Personalized learning doesn’t have to be scary. Personalized learning is a phrase that’s going around education and spreading like wild fire. At first thought, it sounds amazing. Being able to provide every student with what they need, when they need it based on their interests and abilities, would be AWESOME! However, when we try to figure out how to make … Read More

Oh no, it’s August already?! (video)

Rae HughartBlog, Innovation, Lesson Planning, Mastery Learning, Start Here, Survival, Teach Further, Video

Oh No - It's August - Video

Are you ready for the new school year? Full transcript below video. Video Transcript Holy smokes! I don’t know if you realize, but I cannot believe it’s August. It is ridiculous, this summer has been jam packed for me personally, getting to work with teachers, going to conferences, working on my own classroom, I cannot believe that the year is … Read More