April 2017

Standards and Assessment

Standards and Assessment – A few random thoughts for this week’s #edublogsclub prompt. I’ve taught with and without standards, but I prefer and believe we need standards-based education. I also believe we need standards-based grading. We should be able to look at the standard and using descriptive narration tell how the student is and isn’t meeting… Read more Standards and Assessment

The Pendulum Swing – Or maybe just finding a better way

When I started teaching in the 1980’s, I was given a stack of books to teach, and that was what I taught–science, social studies, reading, grammar, whatever the school board or admin or committee chose for the books, that was our curriculum. I did it for five years in grades 2 and 3, in a… Read more The Pendulum Swing – Or maybe just finding a better way

Tipi and Slice of Life Tuesday – No Grades

Today, to be honest, I should not be blogging. I should be finishing my grades for quarter 3, which are due any day now. (Like tomorrow, but I am having a hard time admitting that!) After a month of blogging daily in March, I am relieved and excited to join the only-once-a-week Tuesday Slice of Life… Read more Tipi and Slice of Life Tuesday – No Grades