5 Tips for Better Grading

Katelynn GiordanoBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Grade better by aligning all of your assessments and creating clear feedback measures. Eliminate unnecessary assignments and involve students in the process. Use tech tools and verbal feedback whenever possible. Coming back to school means many things: students in our rooms, interacting and building relationships in person, learning to instruct in person and online simultaneously. But it also means … Read More

4 Tips to Reimagine Assessment

Dave SchmittouBlog, Grade Better, Lead Better, Mastery Done Better

TL;DR: Assessment should be a series of events, each leading to the next moment of improvement. Reimagine assessment by determining what you value and seeking assessment that leads to instruction. Understand that “one and done” is not enough and consider consistency and recency when assessing. As I am writing this, March Madness is ramping up. It is my favorite time … Read More

Finding the Right Speaker to Connect with your Staff

Rae HughartBlog, Engage Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Choosing a speaker for your staff is a big decision. Tips and strategies to choose the right speaker to kick off back to school, and carry the message throughout the year. District leaders often bring in an educational speaker to kick off the year or assist when launching new initiatives. Frankly, I love this stuff. One of my favorite … Read More

Design Cast – Episode #12 – The Changing Face of Professional Development

Jason ReaginDesign Cast Podcast

This episode has Dr. Jennifer Chang Wathall joining me to talk about how the current global situation has changed the way teachers are professionally developed. While we discussed many things, the most talked about topic was: #transformlearning #transformpedagogy Follow Jennie on twitter @JenniferWathall The two books that she mentions are: eLearning Ecologies Deep Learning MORE EPISODES

5 Out of the Box Ways to Engage TEACHERS in Professional Development

Lauren SalsingerBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Professional Development

In This Post: As a Student Learning Coach, providing meaningful professional development for my teachers is so important. There are 5 out of the box ways to engage teachers in PD. What better way to guide discussions than by leading with the students? Inviting students in and having teachers watch drives engagement. Google Classroom isn’t limited to your class, it … Read More