#saskedchat November 26, 2015

Tonight our topic was Genius Hour/Maker Space & Assessment and it was a great chat! Participants discussed their experiences and the challenges that they faced with introducing and creating space for Genius Hour and Maker Space and the role of Assessment in this work. Participants shared some of their frustrations and successes with assessment and […]

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I Failed But It Was Worth It

  Failure is Important My run this morning wasn’t great. I laboured through it. My time was below my usual pace and I was struggling. I didn’t run as far as I usually run and my side hurt. It was a great run. Huh? How can that be? It was great because I ran. It […]

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Talk about the Learning….not the grading

Toss the grades. Get rid of grades. Learners don’t need grades. Throw out grades. Over the past few weeks these statements have flittered across my twitter feed. Many teachers I know are shifting and changing how assessment is done in their classroom. Many teachers I have worked with┬áhave already made this shift and are moving […]

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Learning Leaders – Episode 3

In Episode 3 I continue the discussion from the previous #saskedchat about Homework, Redos and Feedback. The podcast itself had much more editing because I had very little script – I did most of the podcast as a free-flow with the occasional idea written down that I wanted to make sure I discussed. The one […]

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Rethinking Homework

Rethinking Homework by Cathy Vatterott discusses the place homework has in school life. She explores the beliefs behind homework and then looks at strategies for assisting students with completing homework. I especially found the first portion of the book very helpful. The discussion about the beliefs about homework (p10-24) provided some good information that I […]

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