Wisdom Begins with Wonder

Group quiz question follow-up

Here is where edu-blogging +Twitter really shines, folks. To bring you all up to speed, here is a brief summary of events: 1. I read a post by Joss Ives about 2-stage quizzes (stage 1= solo, stage 2=group) 2. I said, “cool idea, how can I make that work with standards-based grading?” and made a blog post […]

Working group assessments in with #SBG

Yesterday, I read a few posts from physics professor Joss Ives at his blog, Science Learnification. One of the posts that really got me thinking was about weekly two-stage quizzes in his physics classes. A two-stage group exam is form of assessment where students learn as part of the assessment. The idea is that the students write […]

Standards-based grading 1st Trimester post-game

I have just completed my first trimester of using standards-based grading (#SBG) after taking a 2 year break from it. Now it’s time to step to the podium for the post-game press conference. Opening Statement: This time around, it has gone much better. No major student complaints, no parent “sit-downs” where they are mentally fitting […]

Standards-based grading welcomes me back with open arms!

A few years ago, I dove into the world of standards-based grading (SBG). While it had its merits, I decided to dump SBG for what I called UNgrading. I happily rolled with UNgrading for two years and mostly loved it. My chief struggle was finding time to conference with all students about their grades. This […]

Lesson Trial – Argument Writing

NOTE: This lesson trail is an assignment for the Teaching 2.0 Master of Science in Education program at University of Wisconsin – Oskosh. Specifically, this is an assignment for ED715: Current Trends in Curriculum and Instruction – Inquiry & Problem Solving taught by Eric Brunsell. This is the first in a series of 3 mandatory […]

Meaningful Grading

Note: This post is part of the Teaching 2.0 Masters in Curriculum and Instruction Program at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. My current classes are about Project Based Learning and Assessment. _____________________________________________________  For grades to be valuable, they must be meaningful to all stakeholders. Teachers, parents, administrators, and students all have a vested interest in the […]

Effective Feedback

Note: This post is part of the Teaching 2.0 Masters in Curriculum and Instruction Program at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. My current classes are about Project Based Learning and Assessment. This synthesis essay is intended to focus on effective feedback. ~~~~~~ The deeper I have moved into project based learning, the more I have seen […]