In the first of many articles related to educating our nation’s children in the era of Covid-19, the purpose of creating such a series is to address a litany of questions I continue to receive from neighbors, friends, relatives, and
Why standards-based grading? A perspective from a high school sophomore~~~
Click on this link for the presentation… English presentation 2.0 – Standards-Based Grading OR Click on this link for the PDF… English presentation 2.0 – Standards-Based Grading
NWEA’s Recent Article on Growth & Growth Mindset
NWEA's presentation of seven (7) critical components for measuring what matters when it comes to assessment reemphasizes the research by Black & Wiliam, Marzano, Guskey, O'Connor, Stiggins, Chappuis, and a litany of other educators whose passion for improving student learning
Why standards-based grading is the way to go – An article from Matt Townsley & Tom Buckmiller, Ph.D.
While it is a little over a year old, this article really hits to the heart of why standards-based grading is the way to go. Click HERE for the article.
Meadow Ridge School Staff Kick Off the School Year as Heroes to their Students
Check out this awesome video!!!
The Senate Bill 1 and School Funding Dilemma
Let me just leave this here for folks to review and let this sink in… So, Senate Bill 1 is supposed to even the playing field in school funding in the State of Illinois. House Amendment 1 warps SB1 so
State Rep. David Welter Steps Up and Says NO to the Chicago Sweetheart Deal!
It's about time someone spoke up about this, and protected the rest of the school districts throughout the State of Illinois from the continuous scamming of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, and Chicago politicians! HERE is a letter explaining why Representative
Standards Based Assessment & Grading: Using Assessments to Empower Student Learning with Rick Wormeli
Rick Wormeli (WORM-lee), an exceptional educator and world-renowned presenter, lead this professional conference April 18, 2017, in Woodridge, Illinois. His approach to changing education together is energizing and infectious. During today's workshop, Rick talked about getting out of students' way.
Schools are NOT businesses… Blueberries!
The answer is simple. Blueberries! It was good to consider in 2002 when I earned my Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, and it's good to consider today. We don't send our "blueberries" back! Want more information on why schools
Unfunded Mandates Care of The Illinois General Assembly – Enacted Since 1992
A colleague of mine recently asked me why I am so passionate (and frankly frustrated) by all of the unfunded mandates passed by the Illinois General Assembly. Here's the deal folks. People don't want to pay more in property taxes