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Standards Based Grading: Looking Back, Moving Forward

This summer, I had the opportunity to facilitate a multi-day K-5 standards based report card design workshop in a new-to-me school district that has recently begun shifting their assessments and […]

Standards Based Grading: Grappling with Specificity

  Sharing My Thinking and Learning and Work As promised, I’ll be sharing a few peeks into my work facilitating a standards based grading and reporting initiative in a New […]

Standards Based Grading: Establishing Norms and Considering Transparency

When I was a fellow in Communities for Learning, Leading Lasting Change, I learned a great deal about seeking representation. “Who will be most affected by the shift you’re making?” […]

Let’s Talk About Standards Based Grading

Over the last ten years, I’ve facilitated district-wide shifts to standards based grading numerous times. As I prepare to begin again in a new-to-me school district, the memories of those […]

Standards Based Grading: It’s Not About the Report Card, It’s About the Culture

Standards based grading entered my little corner of the world on the winds of a perfect storm: teachers were acquainting themselves with a new set of challenging standards, they were […]

Frequently Asked Questions About Standards Based Grading

  When I think back on initial conversations that took place surrounding standards based grading in the schools that I serve, I remember that the same questions kept rising to […]

Links and Pins from Where I’ve Been: Standards-Based Grading

HAPPY NEW YEAR WESTERN NEW YORK EDUCATORS! This week, I’ll be sharing a series of posts relevant to standards based grading. Over the last three years, I’ve learned and worked […]

Narrative as a Vehicle for Centering the Writer in the Workshop

Alignment matters. Defining the standards we expect students to meet, making them accessible to the kids we serve, and assessing and supporting progress toward them–this matters. Much. I’m not merely […]

Weaponizing the Report Card

In today’s standards based report card design session, I shared a story from the road. It featured a devoted and tireless leader from another district that I supported in the […]

Coaching Revision: My Five Biggest Mistakes

What does revision look like beyond your writing workshop? Have you thought you about this? I don’t think that I ever did when I still had a classroom of my […]