Tag Archives: Formative assessment

Am I voted off the Island? The results are in, and I’m about to find out.

Finger poised over the mouse.  Breath on hold.  Prayer spoken silently.  This was the moment I had been both dreading and anticipating.  I was about to open the results of the survey I had sent out to all the junior … Continue reading

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Cursor and Curiouser

After reading Daniel Pink‘s book, Drive, I kept thinking about the part in his book where he talks about “Fed Ex” days that some companies are adopting.  The idea behind it is to give employees time to work on their own … Continue reading

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Do I really need to know why the author wrote something?

Apparently I haven’t been taking my own philosophy to heart and have been lacking in the critical reading and thinking department.  The picture in my last post was “hijacked” by the online image police (or the photographer).  I was fairly … Continue reading

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Teach Reading? But, I’m the Math Teacher!

Our critical reading and thinking skills initiative was making progress.  We had ironed out what strategies to use, how to assess them formatively and summatively, and how to record our results.  What was left was probably the most important piece: how to teach it … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Eye on the Target

Last week’s post was about why all teachers need to teach critical reading skills, regardless of subject taught.  With this in mind, our junior high teachers set out to test the hypothesis. We had a general plan in mind: all … Continue reading

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