You've probably checked out the All Student Scores report under the Reports tab in the Grade Book. There, you can see students' overall grades, individual assignment grades, and assignments turned in on time or late. But have you seen its new look? Yup. This report got a makeover. The updated report has an easy-to-use scroll … Continue reading All Student Scores Report Has a New Look
Educational consultant and online educator Andrew Miller has learned a few key "what not to do" motivations for students over the years. His include not giving students zeros not penalizing late work not grading practice assignments not spending more time grading than teaching ("When Grading Harms Student Learning") He reminds us that educators should instill … Continue reading What not to do to keep students learning
The Congressional Caucus on STEAM, led by Congressperson Bonamici, added an amendment to the U.S.'s Elementary and Secondary Education Act's (ESEA) rewrite last week asking to integrate the arts into STEM education. The bill then goes to the House and Senate. If passed in early December, it will go to the President. The amendment asks … Continue reading Arts education is picking up STEAM
The turkey's thawing out, the casseroles are waiting to be made, and the pumpkin pie is going to be a delicious memory (as long as your baking skills are better than mine and don't burn it). Thanksgiving is just a few hours away! I'm thankful for working with such fun, charismatic colleagues who are ready … Continue reading What are we thankful for this season?
Wow, was AMATYC fun or what? If you attended, then you know the conference was filled with informative sessions, high energy, and great new people to meet and exchange ideas with! New Orleans was the perfect spot to have this amazing conference. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Hawkes Learning booth to learn more … Continue reading AMATYC was so big, it needed its own post!
Popular UK educator Ross McGill has some tips about fellow instructors checking their inboxes and responding to the inundation of emails they receive. After all, since you're busy working with students and other members of the educational community, you may not always have time to check your inbox as much as others would like. The Teacher … Continue reading Do schools need an email protocol?