Are We Giving Students What They Need or What We Want?

Recently the topic of student cell phones came up in a Facebook group that I participate in. The majority of teachers in the discussion were going to great lengths to stop their students from using, or even having, their cell phones. Some were creating these elaborate "phone jails" or other cute little places for students... Continue Reading →

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If At First They Don’t Succeed, Make Them Try Again

Since it's summer and I know we teachers love to think about big picture changes to our classrooms.... here's one of my "things". I give quizzes a lot. A lot, a lot. They're pretty low stakes point wise; each quiz is 5 points, no matter how many questions, which usually works out to around 2-4%... Continue Reading →

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