30+ Formative Assessment Strategies

Formative assessment was brought to the educational forefront by Paul Black and Dylan William in 1998 when they conducted a meta-analysis on formative assessment (Popham, 2008). After examining 681 publications and thoroughly analyzing 250, these researchers concluded that “the consistent feature across the variety of these examples [was] that they all [showed] that attention to…

The “Deets”(details) on SEL

Social-emotional learning (SEL): is the process of developing the self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills that are vital for school, work, and life success.Have you ever wondered how some people seem to do very well in social situations, while others struggle in a more crowded environment? How can you help both yourself and others with becoming…

Gifts without Strings

Gifts without Strings are those non-contingent intentional and deliberate courtesies, extensions, and allowances that a teacher extends to an individual student or an entire class. Gifts without Strings are generous ways to build classroom community, further social-emotional learning, and create authentic access for all. Below is a list of “gift ideas” from first year K-12…