In which I review The Power of Questioning, by Starr Sackstein
In which I discuss assessing and recording report card grades and go into grade codes for online grade books.
A very long autobiographical/philosophical personal blog post about grades and the damage they do to students. Skip this one if you're looking for how things are going in my class.
In which I have my first grade conference and discuss single-point rubrics, grade codes, and student reflections
In which I (hopefully) solved the problems I encountered in the previous post.
In which I encounter problems with student motivation, teacher motivation, and limited time.
In which I introduce to my students period-long goal-setting and they work toward proficiency on their maps. Unit plan successes and failures included.
In the last two days I've completed a graduate class in education, assessed 125 or so paragraphs on reformers in the late middle ages, and finished up my participating teacher's portfolio for clearing her credential. (I'm a new teacher mentor.) I have been up since 4 AM. So if this entry makes less sense than … Continue reading Paragraph revisions
In which I give a small amount of background info, explain how I'm revamping my unit planning, and provide a rough draft of my China unit.
In which I stumble through grade conferencing before progress reports.