Documenting Learning: Do We Need Traditional Reports?

Edna at What Ed Said, I’m writing back to you. Edna wrote a piece recently that hit home right away. Titled Instant Communication and Twice-Yearly Report Cards, she wrote about the need for traditional report cards. As someone in the middle of one of those twice-yearly reports, I couldn’t agree with Edna more. Shouldn’t we re-evaluate the need […]

The Quick Check-In

I’m becoming more and more an advocate of the quick check-in. Call it formative assessment but quicker. Immediately, I’ve got a check-in on how my students are doing and where to move next. I give a lot of credit to the Making Thinking Visible, a philosophy and online course I took last year through Harvard. […]