The Modern Challenges of Formative Assessment

Screen Shot 2019-09-10 at 1.27.05 PM

Assessment, today there is an abundance of simple, effective and free ways to collect information for learning in your classroom. A new challenge that these tools confront us with is whether we are making the most of the formative assessment data that we collect. Are we using this information effectively to inform our choices about the learning opportunities that we provide for our students?”

The Modern Robes of Democracy

Screen Shot 2019-06-11 at 9.39.06 AM

Civic education in the United States has been getting a lot of attention lately.  Different than “Government” courses that focus on the structures of government, the goal of a Civics course is to prepare students to participate in democracy and to educate them about the rights and duties of citizenship.   One of the driving forces […]

The Transformation of History Instruction

Copy of The Transformation of History Instruction (2)

Technology has forever changed the way that History classes are taught.  Once, not very long ago, history classes relied upon two key sources of information: the teacher and the textbook. Students read the textbook, and then the teachers shared their vast knowledge, usually through lecture.  Research assignments were key, but they were limited by the […]