Month: March 2016

Reaching Various Exceptionalities: English Language Learners

By Scott Sterling This is the first in a series of posts about actionable strategies that any teacher can use to reach students with varying exceptionalities. This week: English language learners. English language learning students are the fastest growing segment of the student population in the United States. It is

Formative Assessment in a Brain-compatible Classroom: How Do We Really Know They’re Learning?

Guest Post by Dr. Marcia L. Tate Whether we like it or not, students see assessment results as tangible, visible evidence of their worth and value. In the workshop I teach by the same name as this blog, I read a story called First Grade Takes a Test. This story

Book Preview: Formative Assessment in a Brain-Compatible Classroom

By Scott Sterling Assessment, generally speaking, is critical to educational success. Although the debate can still rage on about high-stakes testing, formative assessment is a crucial part of any successful classroom. Dr. Marcia Tate’s new book, Formative Assessment in a Brain-Compatible Classroom: How Do We Really Know They’re Learning?, attempts to bridge