Equipping Students to Foster Civility in Conversation

  In days gone by, rules of etiquette and decorum were set in print. As a youngster, George Washington ascribed to 110 maxims printed in Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation (for full listing see this NPR link). The first of these maxims sets the tone for all others:  “Every action […]

DoK: What’s The Buzz?

  When I began my career as a teacher, we were expected to address the cognitive and affective domains for teaching and learning in the design and communication of learning goals. As such, we were responsible for crafting and delivering lessons that taught and challenged students intellectually–the cognitive domain—as well as addressing how students felt […]

Analyzing Student Work for Teacher Reflection

  Why do you look at student work? Is your analysis and evaluation of student work for grading–student centered or for reflection on your own teaching & learning–teacher-centered? Conventional Use of Student Work As teachers, we examine student work every minute of every day. Some of that work is intangible: discussion of concepts, generation of […]