In my latest project with ASCD, Ask Them, we travel far and wide to answer simple question: Why should we ask our students about their own learning? To answer the question we spoke to a lot of people. A sampling includes: We travelled to Melbourne to ask John Hattie what his research suggests. CelesteContinue reading “‘Ask Them!’”
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It takes a village…
I am so very excited to announce that our DVD is complete and ready for others to see. In November of 2015 we visited three high schools in my district where we entered the classrooms of some fantastic educators to see what they do around grading, homework, unit plans, re-assessments and creativity. Special thanks toContinue reading “It takes a village…”
Sharing Circle – My foray into the unknown.
Last Wednesday I went looking for a branch. It was just prior to my first grade 9/10 leadership class of the year, and I found myself searching frantically for an ‘object’. Never before had I needed an ‘object’ to start the year, but this time was different from any of my other 18 starts toContinue reading “Sharing Circle – My foray into the unknown.”
She met the learning outcomes…but she doesn’t deserve to pass.
It is that time of year. Some schools call it ‘evaluation’, some refer to it as ‘transition’, and others call it ‘adjudication’. Whatever the title, this week in high schools across BC, gatherings of teachers, councilors and admin will be held to determine the academic standing of students on the pass/fail bubble. These conversations bringContinue reading “She met the learning outcomes…but she doesn’t deserve to pass.”