Essential Question: Does giving learners no lower than a 50 percent as an overall grade, even when they have not done anything, helping or hurting the learner? In a few states, the no zero grading policy has been making some tremendous waves. Teachers and parents have been wondering if this policy really helps the child or… Continue reading The Controversy of the “No Zero” Grading Policy
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Teachers and Parents: What to do when Instructional Time is lost. Teachers: Create a plan to strategically cover material student are weak in (based on data) and/or material that is high priority that you have not had an opportunity to cover. Parents: Provide support by making sure students are taking at least fifteen minutes a… Continue reading Teacher and Parents: What to do when Instructional Time is lost.
When you hear the word "vampire" the images that may come to mind is Barnabas Collins from "Dark Shadows" or Edward Cullen from "Twilight". But I have come to inform you that vampires are quite real, maybe not in the sense of these characters, but when it comes to certain individuals we have in our lives,… Continue reading Identify the Emotional Vampires in your Life
I randomly decided to look up what "SOS" stood for and was surprised to find that it did not stand for anything at all. It simply was chosen as a signal because it could be easily transmitted in Morse Code during distress. So that's what it is, a signal. Some of us right now are… Continue reading SOS, Abandon the Flaky-Ship!
Dear Teachers, Lately I have been noticing while observing review groups, that many teachers are giving students a huge packet of questions "two weeks or less" before the final state exams, and are expecting them to answer the questions AND retain information. I do not believe this is the best practice because it is a… Continue reading Dear Teachers, A word of advice concerning “EOG/EOC Review”…