Archive for March 2017

Data is not a four-letter word- Part 2

Various stages of learning will have different data requirements for measuring student progress toward criteria mastery. When a student is acquiring a skill, feedback for students and teachers is imperative for preparing lessons and shaping the skill or content knowledge toward mastery. Formative assessment is critical during this stage, where teachers should gather pretest diagnostic…

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The Business of Brain Training

Pseudoscience and cognitive terminology is gaining a strong foothold in our schools. Brain training has become a multi-million-dollar business, and companies are getting rich from inserting their products and services into schools. Of course we want to try anything and everything we can find to be able to reach and teach our kids. But there…

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