How Assessment Was Born

Once upon a time, in a place long forgotten, the first teacher helped a willing and enthusiastic student learn something new.  As they proceeded on their educational journey, the student eventually demonstrated a deep and thorough understanding of the task, content, and concepts.  They paused along the road, and the teacher turned to the student.Read more

Six Facets of Understanding and the All Souls Trilogy

I would like to thank Deborah Harkness, Jennifer Ikeda, Grant Wiggins, and Jay McTighe for making this post possible.  Without Harkness’ story, Ikeda’s brilliant narration of that story, and Wiggins’ and McTighe’s research on the facets of understanding, this post would not be possible.  If I have misconstrued or misunderstood any of their work, IRead more

Just 1 Article from RE-ENVISIONED – The Movement to Re-imagine Schooling – Makes Me Want to Join

This weekend, an email from Library 2.0 came in with a link to a fascinating interview with Steve Hargadon.  Steve is the founder of Classroom 2.0 and co-chairs the event “Hack Education,” among many other activities. Here is a quote from the article that got me thinking… So, what does that mean for the futureRead more

5 Reasons and 5 Ways to Use a Classroom Blog during Formative Assessment

Formative Assessment: What is it? If you already know all about formative assessment, I recommend skipping to the next part of this blog post. According to the CCSSO (The Council of Chief State School Officers), Formative assessment is a process used by teachers and students during instruction that provides feedback to adjust ongoing teaching and learningRead more

Exploring Literary Genres Using Infographics

This post is related to the post published last week: “Text Structures and Signals in Infographic Form.  For this assignment, we were asked to create an infographic on literary genres.  I used Canva again, and found it easy to organize my thoughts.  I hope you like it.   Click the document link to open it. cheapRead more