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Secondary Literacy Challenge

A few of my notes from part one of a two part series with Faye Brownlie. The results of over 400 case studies looking supporting struggling young readers (primary aged) found that the following four things made the biggest impact: … Continue reading

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Using Evidence to Make Informed Decisions

An assessment functions formatively to the extent that evidence about student achievement is elicited, interpreted, and used by teachers, learners, or their peers to make decisions about the next steps in instruction that are likely to be better, or better … Continue reading

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Why I became a teacher.

Originally posted on A Fine Balance:
I meet my best friend in Grade 3. Her name was Patty; she had a gerbil and lived in a BIG house. I had my first sleep over at her house. We whispered stories…

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Exit Slips as Practice

Originally posted on Zero-Knowledge Proofs:
There are several ways to use exit slips as formative assessment tools. One way is to simply have the students complete 2 or 3 questions based on the lesson that was done in class. I…

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Embedded Formative Assessment

Originally posted on It's All About Learning:
Recently, I completed reading, Embedded Formative Assessment by Dylan Wiliam.  To say it is an important read would be an understatement. What I think I liked most about the book was that…

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The Spirit of SBG

Originally posted on Action-Reaction:
You want switch to standards-based grading, but, for whatever reason, you cannot. Do not worry. All of the strengths of SBG can be done within a traditional grading system: Shift from tracking by chapter to tracking by…

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Draft Science K-10 Curriculum

The current draft of the new K-10 Science Curriculum for BC is available on the BC Science Teachers Association website. Comments and feedback are welcome and encouraged. Background and some context for Transforming BC’s Curriculum.

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Learning Science through Inquiry Workshop

Slides from Learning Science Through Inquiry.pdf Invitation to Inquiry – Grid Summary.pdf Process Skill rubric.pdf Pennies on a Bridge Inquiry Card – used for the DRiVe activity If you want more then check out what’s on offer this August up … Continue reading

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Sct 11: End of Unit Forensics “Test”

A guest post from Sarah Bretherton, a VSB science teacher. The students went to the crime scene in groups and had to stay on the other side of the police tape. Having already reviewed the story of the crime, the … Continue reading

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