Monthly Archives: March 2014

Kill the Messenger

You have heard the phrase before. Someone brings you some bad news, and, as you begin to get upset, he says, “Hey, don’t shoot the messenger!” In my first teaching assignment years ago, our team leader said it often.  He … Continue reading

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Evaluating Speaking

Look around your building. You will see students speaking, sometimes informally, sometimes formally.  Sometimes teachers grade those speaking assignments.  (If PARCC and SBAC are successful, all teachers will have to grade the speaking assessments they develop).  Now look closely at … Continue reading

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