Back when I was a teacher in the nineties, I attended staff development on a regular basis. When I became an instructional coach, we called it professional development.
I want to talk about the hot topic of Student Growth, but I’m going to take the long way around. So let's begin with a little pop quiz:
The easiest method to determine growth is to take a measurement, take a second measurement at a later time, and subtract the results.
Is it possible to foster a growth mindset in the presence of high-stakes testing? I would argue that it is, so long as we keep ourselves grounded in the purpose of assessment.
We had some great conversations with folks at our booth at TASA Midwinter. I hope everyone that had a chance to see Strive is excited about it.
When I was in high school, I loved spreadsheets. I used to design measurement tools to test my friends' abstract psychological constructs like "Movie Trivia Content Mastery" and generate data tables of the results.
A few years back I had the opportunity to work for a term as an instructional coach at a Scottish boarding school, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Our Eduphoria family decided to band together with Minnie's Food Pantry to help in our own backyard.
As we all know, budgeting for a school district is not quite the same as budgeting for a traditional business.
In the shadow of high-stakes state testing and accountability, sometimes “assessment” can feel like a four-letter word (test).
It’s a difficult time to be an educator. Whether as a classroom teacher or a professional learning provider, the current situation does not permit face-to-face instruction and many were thrust into the unexpected world of online teaching.