Iowa Core

Making Progress! Leadership Day 2012

Today is Leadership Day 2012. Dr. Scott McLeod, Director of Innovation for Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency 8 in Iowa, has been calling people to write Leadership Day posts since 2007. (This year’s post is here.) Last year I wrote my first Leadership Day post as an open letter to my administrator whom I had yet to met. I… Read more Making Progress! Leadership Day 2012

Agents of Change vs. Status Quo

Here’s my report back after a few days of history class where students OWNED this standard: Understand the role of individuals and groups within a society as promoters of change or the status quo. Understand that specific individuals and the values those individuals held had an impact on history. Understand significant events and people, including… Read more Agents of Change vs. Status Quo

SBAR and Making the Perfect Cremé Brulee

Today I experimented. I do this often, but today was a success. I am enthralled with learning about Standards Based Assessment and Reporting (SBAR). Recently, I was inspired by a tweet from a former colleague who visited Shawn Cornally in his SBAR higher-level math and science courses. I love Shawn’s blog Think, Thank, Thunk and… Read more SBAR and Making the Perfect Cremé Brulee