Monthly Archives: January 2014

Friday Bulletin Board

#GradeableSocial coming up Mark your calendars, folks. On Wednesday, January 29, we’ll be hosting another #GradeableSocial. This time around, we’re gearing it as a real-life Personal Learning Network with standards-based grading practices as the topic. It’s going to be an opportunity for educators to share their ideas with other educators without having to type #PLN. For…

A Standards-Based Learning Chat with @WHSRowe

At our pizza party last month, we had the pleasure of meeting teacher named Rik Rowe who has taken standards-based grading, teaching, and learning and has run with it. Mr. Rowe teaches high school math here in Massachusetts and was kind enough to share his standards-based practices with us. He co-moderates an #SBLchat (formerly #SBGchat)…

Standards-Based Learning: What It Is and Why We Love It

The education system these days doesn’t look the way it used to. Standards-based grading (SBG) is starting to take the place of the traditional grading. With SBG, grades reflect a student’s mastery of a certain set of skills. Traditionally, grades are weighted average of test scores, homework completion, projects, presentations, and possible extra credit. Students…

Re: Report Cards in Lunch

A school district in rural New York state has taken feedback to another level, in the cafeteria. At the K-12 school district, “27 parents received weekly emails describing what their children selected at the school cafeteria.” Wait, what? Yes, report cards on lunch. Bear with me, because these reports are actually helping students make healthier…