Eat Better – Grilled Cheese vs. Standards and Rubrics

Alex T. ValencicBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Grade Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Grilled cheese has many variations. Consider standards-based grading in education and the use of rubrics in assessment, grading, and reporting. When designing a rubric, be sure to stay focused on what you want students to know or be able to do. Resist the urge to add criteria that do not relate to the task. Grilled Cheese vs. Standards and … Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Curriculum Series #2—Developing a Course-Long Rubric

Lindsay LyonsTime for Teachership Podcast

It’s important to allow students practice skills repeatedly throughout the school year and from grade to grade; Having the same rubric for each project, unit, classroom and grade, creates an understanding to the student that this is how projects will be assessed without having to re-instruct how they will be graded each time.⁠ ⁠ This is a preview of what … Read More

Shine Bright | Luis Cruz | Don’t Overthink It

Tom SchimmerThe Tom Schimmer Podcast

In Don’t @ Me (2:46), Tom opens with a quick story from last week about how the small things in life – even if they are manufactured – can make a big difference in how we are feeling. Then, Tom is joined by friend and colleague Luis Cruz (11:19) to explore what it means to fulfill society’s new, more modern … Read More

Building Better Rubrics

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Grade Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better

In This Post: An experience with a badly created rubric. What rubrics should measure… and what they shouldn’t. Ideas to include students in rubrics and assessment. Some time ago, I sat listening to presentations from my students. I paused at a student who obviously had not understood the concepts they were presenting on. The student spoke well, included the required components in … Read More