Tag Archives: summative evaluation

18 May

This is the time of endings and new beginnings!  Unless you’re teaching year-around, the count down begins. After you’ve had time to relax and rejuvenate, do a little summative, on your own, end of term evaluation. Did you get the results you wanted? What would you do differently? Then take a break! This summer, make time for learning fun! Field trips Arts and crafts Science experiments Thematic projects Exercise Read widely as a family, and self-choice Family literature classics Library…..

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16 Mar

This is the blog I did not want to write. Why so many tests?  Be sure to read an eloquent post  by Diane Ravitch about saving No Child Left behind after I share a few thoughts. People have never agreed on the best curriculum, pedagogy (methods) and materials. Programs come and go, but skills remain the same. Meanwhile, teachers and principals spend their own money to provide for kids. How did we become a nation of testers instead of learners? Why was…..

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