Rebecca Segal Parent-teacher conferences often happen in the fall and are usually the first form of contact that parents and teachers make. Teachers and parents may see each other at other points during the year – at school plays, choir recitals, or spelling bees – but these times are not optimal settings for discussing a…
These days, it seems like education is overrun with the words ‘assessment’ and ‘accountability.’ It can feel overwhelming, exasperating, and intimidating. Sometimes, all three at once. But, imagine, just for a minute, that none of the institutional machinery of schools existed. None of the politics or policy. That it was just you and your students,…
Infographic: Meditation in Schools Across America (Image Source: Maili Holiman)
Meditate on this!
It’s summertime. The tumult of your classroom has faded and you’ve gotten in at least one good beach day and an afternoon (or three) curled up with a long neglected book. September seems far away… but not that far.
You don’t want to think about the kids running around, endless bulletin boards, diving into lesson planning, or most of all the piles of paperwork and grading awaiting you in September. Or do you?
What if it could be different next year?
What if grading was a pleasure, instead of a chore? What if you didn’t have to manually enter all those scores into your gradebook afterwards? What if you automatically got reports in your inbox or on your phone that helped you decipher what your students understood and didn’t understand, without any additional work on your part? What if exit tickets were easy — and free?
We think summer is the perfect time to try a new tool. That’s why Gradeable is free for the summer. Sign up for our beta and try it out. The secret handshake (also known as the invite code) is “SummerOfFreedomBL”. If you know a summer school teacher, be sure to let them know that Gradeable could be perfect for them too.
Enjoy your next iced tea, your next tennis game, your next nap on the beach. Do some summer dreaming. If nothing else, just daydream about the idea that next year could be different…. just planting a seed. Enjoy your summer!
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