October 2016

Multiple Choice Item Bank and Quiz Builder Resource

By |2016-10-11T15:25:43+00:00October 11th, 2016|

Question Item Bank for Assessment for LearningIn part one of this series Multiple Choice Questions Based on Blooms Taxonomy. We examined concerns around the validity of multiple choice questions and recommended their use in low-stakes formative assessment. To help you save time, we are sharing this item bank and quiz builder provided by the U.S. Department of Education [...]

September 2016

Are Your Students #NumeracyNinjas ?

By |2016-09-12T16:12:29+00:00September 12th, 2016|

If you love learning about new ways to help you be creative and student-focused in a data-driven world, you might want to check out Numeracy Ninjas. The brainchild of Math teacher William Emeny, this program is awesome.According to Emeny "Numeracy Ninjas is a project driven by the belief that all students excel in math and leave school [...]

Why Do So Many Great Teachers Hate Data Driven Instruction?

By |2016-09-01T14:16:00+00:00September 1st, 2016|

My Data Driven Instruction NightmareThursday morning, and it was cold. The day, designated for professional development. It was my first year at a high performing, "no excuses" charter school. The results were in from our first benchmark exam of the year. I sat, a little uneasy, knowing that my colleagues and I we were being judged [...]

August 2016

UK Teachers: Stressed out and Walking Away From the Profession

By |2016-08-20T01:28:57+00:00August 20th, 2016|

Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian 98% of UK teachers are under increasing stress and 82% say their workload is unmanageable The Guardian recently published a survey highlighting a serious problem. The immense workload and increasing pressure facing educators in the UK is causing a teacher exodus. According to the survey, 82% say their workload [...]