Why Gradeless? Breaking Free From Grades

Mike SzczepanikBlog, Engage Better, Grade Better, Innovate Better, Mastery Done Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Our grading habits can be inconsistent and have limited value in the learning process. The extrinsic motivation of grades often limits our students’ drive for deeper learning. Going gradeless is not a simple process, but a worthy one to help students reflect, listen to feedback, and grow. In traditional education systems, grades have long been the primary measure of … Read More

Slow Down! Children Are Learning! | Episode 30 with Erin Mengeu

Brad HughesGood News Brad News Podcast

Erin Mengeu is a passionate educator and mom of three beautiful and energetic kids. Erin’s goal is to help educators and families implement strategies for developmental growth. She is a newly-published author of Slow Down! Children Are Learning! Erin has taught elementary school for 18 years and has a Master’s Degree in The Art of Teaching. Her passion is teaching … Read More

Tech & Transformation | Episode 27 with Debbie Tannenbaum

Brad HughesBlog, Good News Brad News Podcast

Debbie Tannenbaum is a School Based Technology Specialist in Fairfax County, Virginia. Debbie loves learning and helping students and teachers use technology as a creative tool to activate and amplify student learning. Debbie has always loved using technology. She has a Masters in Educational Technology from Johns Hopkins University (2002). Before becoming a Technology Specialist, Debbie was a classroom teacher … Read More

When the Growth Mindset Shines Bright

Brandon BeckBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Unlock the unlimited potential within yourself by modeling a growth mindset for students. Despite any setbacks or challenges, we have a say in where we focus our thoughts and energy. This post shares the story of Michael Jordan and how his growth mindset led him to success. Success never comes without obstacles to overcome. Buried deep within any of … Read More