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…

Alternative Licensure

There is no recipe for being a great teacher, that’s what is unique about them. –Robert Sternberg

BTs

The beginning is the most important part of the work. -Plato

Flexible Learning Environments

Innovative classroom transformations are on the rise! Many teachers are investing their own resources, including time, money and materials, towards creating thoughtful, efficient, and sometimes even magical academic settings for students. Dramatic HGTV-style classroom makeovers tantalize us on social media, whisking away the industrial era of public school interior design and seating us comfortably–finally–in the…

My Cup Runneth Over

As a principal at the start of the school year, I was always  excited to welcome my staff back and swop stories of our summer adventures. I would plan all summer, knowing that my team and I had created new initiatives, strategies, and structures that would have my staff working smarter not harder and my students…