Making Mistakes Count

As the Middle School knows from a story or two at announcements, I have taken on a home improvement project that is just outside my range of knowledge. To make matters worse, my project is renovating a bathroom, which involves plenty of plumbing. I like to take on projects and learn new things, but with a project like this mistakes

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The Case for 21st Century Assessments

The changing nature of what will be expected of our students in the work force in their life times calls for a re-examining of the ‘exit outcomes’ for education. These target skills have been described in various lists, such as: Creative thinking, Decision making, Problem solving, Learning how to learn, Collaboration, and Self-management; OR Self-directed learners, Collaborative workers, Complex thinkers, Quality producers, and Community contributors

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Workshop Agenda

Workshop Agenda – June 14 and 15 Thursday morning we will spend our time on: Thinking and Writing – Why are we here? When, and why, do we ask our students to write? Orientation – Where are we going? What are we talking about? What does this look like in reality? Hands-on Technology Time – get to know WordPress and

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