Tag Archives: 21st century teaching and learning

Adventures in Parent/Teacher Conferences, Part 1 (of 3 we hope)

I’m tired. Parent/Teacher conferences do that to me. It seems like it takes a few days to recover. And my recovery days this time around were an all-day field trip the next day, an evening conference the day after that, … Continue reading

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Meaningful Assessments on Large and Small Scales

How Can We Make Assessments Meaningful? | Edutopia. I came across this article courtesy of one of my colleagues from my time in Phoenix this past summer (thank you!). I think it’s a very thoughtful piece on meaningful assessment. It’s … Continue reading

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Digital vs. Paper

For most of this past school year, my students submitted their writing to me digitally. They would draft in Google Docs, share their drafts with response groups and me for in-process feedback, and then they would submit their polished drafts … Continue reading

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Cool PD Thoughts:The Edcamp Model | Ecology of Education

We are on Spring Break this week. And we are enjoying it. However, through the magic of technology (I set this post mid-week), we still bring you thoughts on education. I loved this report an an ASCD12 conference session about … Continue reading

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Dorky literary allusion to Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations as a vehicle for discussing my role as an educator

The educational bureaucracy wants simple, easy-to-read data, but students are human beings with complex intellectual and emotional needs. Can I serve both the system and my students? Try cramming a square peg into a round hole. Now imagine that the … Continue reading

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Bud Hunt on textbooks in the 21st century…

I’ve always been pretty much anti-textbook. I never liked how text books removed my students from the original text. I’d much rather have the original text in their hands. I know our district is trying to figure out how we … Continue reading

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Response to PhDs as K12 teachers…

Greetings! We’re a bit overwhelmed over here at how many folks read that last blog post. That’s kind of awesome. But what’s REALLY awesome is a comment the post received from one of my husband’s former biology students–funny how the … Continue reading

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