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We are thrilled to release Dr. Susan Brookhart’s new book, Performance Assessment: Showing What Students Know and Can Do, now available at the Learning Sciences bookstore. Dr. Brookhart, a former elementary school teacher, also taught at Duquesne University from 1989 to 2003. She was a keynote speaker at the 2015 Building Expertise Conference, discussing the characteristics […]
By Scott Sterling Now that we’ve all recovered from last week’s Building Expertise 2015: Journey to Rigor, it’s time to reflect on what we learned and how much fun we had. There were some major themes of the conference that are worth discussing. It was huge! The conference sold out about a month before the […]
By Scott Sterling This is the final post in a series about social media strategies for the classroom. Previously, we discussed using Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram in instruction. Today, we’ll explore an app that’s wildly popular, yet inherently controversial: Snapchat. Snapchat basics There’s no shame in Snapchat ignorance—if you’re over the age of, say, 30. Unlike the […]
Top 10 Quotes (and Photos) from Dr. Robert J. Marzano’s Visit to Palm Beach County Demonstration Schools for Rigor
Dr. Marzano with Area Superintendent Ian Salzman and Calusa Elementary Principal Jamie Wyatt. During the week of May 20th, Robert J. Marzano visited five Demonstration Schools for Rigor in Palm Beach County, Florida, where he toured classrooms to see teachers implementing strategies in the Essentials for Achieving Rigor instructional model. The Demonstration Schools are a […]
This is the fourth post in a series about social media strategies for the classroom. Previously, we discussed using Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest in instruction. Today, we’ll explore Instagram. Instagram has a reputation as the social network for self-obsessives and narcissists. It’s true that the most popular Instagrammers often fall into those categories, but there is still […]
By Scott Sterling This is the third post in a series about social media strategies for the classroom. Previously, we discussed using Twitter and Facebook in instruction. We all know a teacher who forwards a nugget of wisdom from Pinterest on a daily basis. Above all the others, it’s the social network designed for stealing […]
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