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By Dr. Dylan Wiliam Embedding Formative Assessment, which I wrote with Siobhán Leahy, is designed specifically to help individual teachers develop their practice of formative assessment on their own or with small groups of colleagues. Here are some suggestions for practical techniques you can try in your classroom right now. Technique 1: Start with samples […]
The relationships you build with students will impact their performance. The six pictures activity can help you get to know them while increasing student engagement and enhancing your instruction. This versatile strategy helps students: Consider multiple aspects of the content Organize and remember information Distinguish key information from supporting details Provide support for an answer […]
Thanksgiving might be the best holiday to harvest for learning opportunities (no pun intended), but many teachers default to having the students draw turkeys using their hands or making pilgrim hats out of construction paper. That’s a waste. The theme of Thanksgiving is, of course, gratitude. That falls clearly within character education and is worth […]
By Dr. Merewyn “Libba” Lyons In Part 4 of this series, we talked about the process of applying for state and federal grants. We hope your major take-away was to read the agency’s request for grant proposals very carefully. It might surprise you to learn that grant proposals are often turned down simply because they: Fail […]
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