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