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Assessment: More Than Just a Grade

Image Source It’s been a while since I’ve blogged… this job and my two little ones keep me busy and on my toes… but I attended an amazing conference this past week.  What I love about blogging is that it helps me to organize my ideas and reinforce my understanding, in this case, in the … Continue reading

Tech and more from the IT Summit!

I had a great time at the IT Summit earlier this month.  Not only was I fortunate enough to attend this great PD opportunity with some fantastic teachers from Campbell and WS Hawrylak schools, but heard some amazing keynotes and sessions around inquiry and assessment that make me miss my adventures in the classroom. I’ll … Continue reading

Saturday morning learning in the dojo

Recently I read this post by Brian Stack of Connected Principals comparing the karate studio as an example of a competency based classroom. In this blog posting, he discusses the elements of the karate studio that are examples of excellence in teaching practice.  While I was at karate class with my five year old son Sam … Continue reading

“Fixing” broken grades

Assessment has always been an interesting professional discussion for me.  Much of my knowledge around “best practice” for assessment has been accrued through professional dialogue with colleagues and friends.  Coming from a high school background as well, my practice has tended to be influenced by factors truly not related to the mastery of the outcomes in question.  … Continue reading