Do You Rubric? A Useful Infographic for Educators | 21st Century Technology Integration
Rubrics… You know, those scoring guides that assist teachers with objectively evaluating student work. These same tools also provide teachers with a consistent framework using specific criteria to determine if and how learning objectives are achieved and skills are mastered. On the flip side, rubrics demystify the grading process for students by clearly stating, in age-appropriate terminology, the expectations of an assignment. Regardless of whether or not you utilize rubrics, the must-see…
FREE Phonics Assessment for K-3rd grades
Finding out what a student knows about phonics is made easy with this quick and simple phonics assessment for K-3 readers! And it's FREE.
I Can Growth Mindset Worksheet
This product is great for teaching about growth mindset. I used in conjuction with the book "The Dot" by Peter H. Reynolds and discussed with my students how changing something as simple as our words could change our whole outlook on things and ensure that we stay life-long learners. ...
Informal Assessments A to Z: A list of Ideas - The Owl Teacher
Are you looking for some new ideas or ways to use informal assessments in your classroom? This is a complete A to Z list of assessment ideas for you!
Student Reflection Journal
Build a growth mindset in your students while encouraging them to reflect on their learning and set goals for their future! These daily or weekly reflection journals include 7 different entry pages designed to prompt your students to think and reflect upon what they are learning, what they are doi...
The #1 Way to Improve Student Behavior! - Let Them Self-Assess
Parents questioning your student behavior reports? Want more teaching time and less monitoring behavior? This Classroom Management strategy is for you!
Using ClassDojo to Communicate Progress - Sparkling in Second Grade
ClassDojo is not only a great tool to communicate behavior and help with classroom management, but it can also be used to share student progress!
Life in 4B...
'4B' was the code our school secretary used to easily identify our class back when I taught 4th grade. 4 = 4th grade. B = Bongers. I later went on to teach Language Arts at a middle school, so this blog documents the learning we did in reading and writing each day, in addition to many posts from when I taught fourth grade. I figured keeping it all in one place was better than having two separate blogs. One more thing: please feel free to PIN anything you see!
Parent Friendly Bell Curve Freebie | Speechy Musings
This parent friendly FREE handout explains evaluation scores, standard scores…
How to Grade STEM Projects - More Than a Worksheet
Because STEM engineering projects are by design so open-ended, they can be difficult to grade. Here are some things to keep in mind when you are assessing STEM engineering projects in your classroom: 1. You don’t need to grade everything! It’s true. The learning still happens even if it’s not recorded. I know this doesn’t help you when your principal says you have to [...]
Self-Assessment Tools, Emoji Style
So this happened... I was walking through Walmart, minding my own business, and these emoji beanbags threw themselves into my cart. So...
Students Sitting Around Too Much? Try Chat Stations. | Cult of Pedagogy
Your new favorite teaching strategy: This pared-down version of learning stations keeps the movement, interactivity and variety while minimizing the prep work.
A Formative Assessment Option - Teaching With Simplicity
Does this look familiar? Stack after stack of papers to be graded. I have had many of these stacks. So many in fact that I have felt like I’m drowning in papers. Uggg…..not fun at all! About four years ago, I found a solution to this problem. No more stacks for me! My solution […]