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Mapping Student Learning

Emerging Performance Assessment Performance assessments have emerged as a school reform strategy because they collect better evidence of student learning and because they help guide

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Measuring Learning Loss

In this new world of online learning, what evidence do we have of student learning? Teachers have heroically transitioned to online learning, produced curriculum, assigned homework, collected

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The Carving Station

As I was walking the dog yesterday in Florida I passed by a buffet restaurant called the Carving Station. The owner was outside cleaning up

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Social Distancing

It is important today to acknowledge the spread of COVID-19 and its effect upon schools and families. Nothing like this has happened in modern times,

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Black Wall Street

One of the tough parts of Black History month is reviewing the damage that was done during the Tulsa Race Massacre. Starting on May 31,

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Creative Education

If we think of how some of the classrooms function in our country, we notice the tension between individual vs. group learning. On the one

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Children’s Needs

Whenever I think of children’s needs, I start with Maslow. In 1943 he ordered the needs from most motivational, such as the basic need for

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Reading Together

Something has changed. Somehow the formula for succeeding in America shifted in ways that are easy to feel but hard to discern even for experts.

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Opal School

Today is a short blog and highlights a model for elementary schools that others may want to investigate: The Opal School is partnered with a museum and

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The SchoolWorks Lab Blog, connecting teaching to policy through research.

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