Tag Archives: formative assessment

What I did this summer…And we are OPEN!

August 28, 2013, is opening day for Canadian Rockies Public Schools (CRPS). It is also two months since my last post. I attended the Canadian School Boards’ Association annual conference in Vancouver where I met a hero of mine, Michaëlle … Continue reading

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Retreat – Advance! Put yourself out there.

What. A. Week. Seven days ago, Canadian Rockies Public School Board emerged from its retreat. Location? The exotic remote confines of the Canmore Board Office boardroom, aka the Superintendent’s office. Guided by the sure hand of Jim Gibbons, former superintendent … Continue reading

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Back to business, back to work.

I wrote the title for this post on the Labour Day weekend, inspired by this poster. Then I got interrupted then here we are three weeks later…how does that happen? I have been busy doing.           … Continue reading

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Seeking the perfect superintendent of schools…

So, since I did a guest post for (@d_martin05) Dave Martin (I love the title of his blog: Real teaching means real learning) I continue to reflect on formative and summative assessment, rubrics, teaching/learning, curriculum, etc. School Board Chair, Kim … Continue reading

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Painted Stones, the “Real World”, $$$ & Hope

I made a new friend on Facebook today… it was a serendipitous mistake.  W.B.* had made a humorous comment on a post by a friend. Another W.B. is a friend of mine who does not “do” Facebook. Since the privacy … Continue reading

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Safe/Out, Fair/Foul, Ball/Strike… rubrics, please!

Years ago, when my boys were in little league baseball, someone suggested I become an umpire. I couldn’t do it, couldn’t handle the responsibility. It would have been “fair…uh, foul. Strike… uh, ball. Safe…uh, OUT,” all day long.  I don’t … Continue reading

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One Farmer’s Understanding of Formative Assessment?

Assessment, standardized testing, grading students –  What have students learned? How do we know what students know? These questions consume the blogosphere and the twitterverse. Sometimes all the impassioned dialogue, the debating and demagoguery, the common sense and extended essays … Continue reading

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