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Assessment and Evaluation

Information about assessment & evaluation (marking/grading) practices.

Curriculum and Unit Planning Tips for Teachers

Last night’s #2ndaryELA Twitter chat was packed with information about how teachers plan out their units for the year. Many teachers shared that they were solely responsible for planning their own curriculum, others said that they have been given…

Gradebook Codes Teacher Life Hack

I am so happy that Stephanie from Stephanie’s History Store submitted this tip. For anyone who uses a paper grade book using codes to keep it organized will be a time saver.  To prevent your grade book from getting…

5 Reasons to Use Success Criteria in Your Classroom

I will be the first to admit when success criteria became popular, I did not understand why we needed this as we had rubrics. I kept saying “this is just fad it to shall pass.” How naive I was!…

Student Led Conferences are a good way to have students take on more ownership of their learning, and share this learning with their parents, guardians and teachers. Learn more on the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

How to Organize Student Led Conferences

Where I teach we do not use the traditional Parent-Teacher Interview format. Instead, we use the Student Led Conference format. In this format students prepare assessment materials that they are proud of and need to improve on. They share…