Thoughts on Standards-Based Grading

In the interest of full disclosure, I work for a company that develops, markets, and sells software to K-12 institutions, but the opinions expressed in this post are my own and the company is not responsible for them. The software includes an SIS (Student Information System), a performance management system, a special education system, andRead more

Two Inspiring Stories

Check out this playlist for two very inspiring stories.  One is about Ricochet, a dog who made the lives of those with special needs better in so many ways.  The second is about Owen, a young man with special needs who loves basketball, and his friends.

Housekeeping: Wrapping up The Moon Is Down

I finished the book! First, it’s good that we did not read the introduction first, or I think that is the lens that we would be looking through as we read the story. We would know that people did not consider the work to be a stellar piece of writing, or even one of Steinbeck’sRead more

A butterfly goes to a coach

See on – 21st Century Education and Teaching Telling someone exactly what the difference is between coaching and the other four helping professions (consulting, mentoring, counseling and therapy) is one of the many challenges I face as a coac… Heather MacCorkle Edick‘s insight: Are you a coach in your classroom?  It’s an interesting question, isn’t it? See onRead more

{12 Days: 12 Tools} Infographic: Recap of 12 Tools | Learning Unlimited | Research-based Literacy Strategies

See on – 21st Century Education and Teaching {12 Days: 12 Tools} has been fun to share with you. Hopefully I’ve shared tools that will be of benefit to you and your colleagues. I trust as well that many of these strategies will contribute to student literacy learning. See on

Teacher slams scripted Common Core lessons that must be taught ‘word for word’

See on – 21st Century Education and Teaching ‘It doesn’t matter how my students learn best.’ Heather MacCorkle Edick‘s insight: The comments on this article are actually more interesting than the article itself. There are a couple of things I would like to add to what I have already seen. First, I think thatRead more