TOXIC GRADING PRACTICES
Kill Student Engagement
Most students learn how to work the educational system to their advantage or how to get out of school assignments. Students not challenged, or too challenged will not do their assignments. Educators need to confirm the research and make sure students are supported with their assignments. Teachers can make sureassignments are clear . . .
Low Performing vs. High Performing Schools
The area of education is exciting because the research keeps getting stronger. It wasn't long ago it was common and forward thinking to say school principals should be instructional leaders. Over the years this idea has been pushed and administrators trained to become strong instructional leaders. Research started to show instructional . . .
Posted in: educationleadership
THE TIME HAS ARRIVED (part 1 of 2)
TO START THINKING ABOUT TWO WAY COMMUNICATION
Have you ever discussed or thought about the importance of two-way communication
in education? Should we consider how we communicate? First, we should consider what
kind of communication we are using now. Second, we should ask ourselves how we can
better communicate. Third, is it worth communicating more or differently? So before . . .
Posted in: communicationeducationparent
Tech Tools For Your Classroom and Beyond!
Picks from 2015 for 2016
Tools, Tools, Tools!!!
Technology tools are everywhere on the internet. The internet has winners and losers when it comes to technology tools. It also has expensive, non-expensive and free tools. Here are the tools I found worth using this past year:
Remind the messaging app you want to use for communication. . . .
Student Success; The Forgotten Key
Take a moment,and ask yourself,
"Do I proactively communicate with the parent's of my students?"
- What does the communication sound and look like?
- Do I use one-way or two-way communication?
- Do I take communication to the next level by engaging and involving my parents?
Posted in: communicationengagementparent
Using the UDL Framework
It is interesting how often these days we hear educators talk about “Student Self-Advocacy”, “Self-Regulation”, or “Self-Directed Learners”. There are differences and similarities, however for this blog entry we will focus on “Self-Directed Learners”.
Why is it important? Where does it begin? These are important questions in . . .
Posted in: udludlchatuniversal design for learning
Stretch the Learning
Do you think new learning can occur? Remember the old saying "Can you teach an old dog new tricks?" Do you believe all kids can learn? Do you believe we are born with our intelligence or do you believe we can develop our intelligence? Would you believe that Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.'s work shows us that students who learn . . .