These are my 5 favorite educational blogs. I’m not saying they’re the best or the biggest – but they are the ones I actually read & enjoy.
As part of an unusual study that surveyed 181 middle school physical science teachers and nearly 10,000 students, researchers found that the most successful teachers were those who knew what students would get wrong on standardized tests.
“We hear the terms ‘formative’ and ‘summative’ assessments all the time in schools.
As educators, we learned about the differences while in college in our education preparation courses. We now talk all the time about using assessments to ‘drive’ our instruction and provide guidance on where students are in the learning process.”
“I often hear people moan about teachers moaning. The general consensus is that teachers have a shorter day, work less hours in a week, earn a higher than average salary, and have a more relaxed career, yet still manage to moan more than most. I think it’s time we investigate what all the moaning is about.”
It seems to be part of the human condition that we are constantly looking to the future. From things a simple as “what’s happening this weekend” to “are we going to have flying cars in ten years”, wondering, imagining, and creating what our future will look like is so normal that it can often seem …