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July 2011

Recently, there was a discussion here on homework and Alfie Kohn. As I do with comments that we don't want to lose access to, I am making Robert Harrell's comment in that discussion into a blog post below [underlining mine], so that

In case you missed it, this appeared in a Yahoo! News article this morning: "Award-winning gains by Atlanta students were based on widespread cheating by 178 named teachers and principals, said Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday. His office released a

I may have at least a basic plan for bringing Robert's assessment ideas into my classroom in the fall. It might do to start some discussion: Twice each grading period - once in the middle and once at the end, I

The following blog post was written in 2008. I don't know if I still agree with it. Maybe I should make more of an effort next year to teach those first 100 words, as Diana suggests we do in our DPS TCI group. I

Kate's post talks about the key role of formative assessment. Here is something from Michele to back that up: Ben, Kristy Placido posted an article on her page under the "Assessment" heading. Its writers demonstrate a real understanding of teachers, students and schools.