Standards-Based Grading and Behavior Characteristics: Connecting the Pieces.

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How do standards-based grading and behavior characteristics work together? Standards-based grading requires students to be evaluated based on their understanding level of each standard. While this continues to address gaps in the traditional grade book format, it draws a harsh line between student academic success and student behavior characteristics. More often than not, educators voice concerns about the ability to … Read More

9 Ways to Fix Your Lesson Plans : Differentiation

Rae HughartBlog, Innovation, Lesson Planning, Mastery Learning, Start Here, Teach Further, UDL

9 Ways to Fix Your Lesson Plans - Differentiation

Differentiation is a powerful way to fix your lesson plans. What is differentiation in education? Differentiation simply means tailoring your instruction to meet the individual needs of all your students. A simple definition, but a potentially difficult challenge! Especially when you have 30 students needing 30 different things for each activity – Yikes! But providing differentiated tools can be incredibly … Read More

Motivating Students with Creative Curriculum Using the 5 Senses (video)

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Motivating Students with Creative Curriculum Using the 5 Senses - Video

How can we motivate students with creative curriculum? Full transcript below video. Video Transcript Hey guys it’s Rae and I am really excited that we are talking about creativity in the classroom to start engaging students. Now I am totally biased, I love this topic, especially when I’m using the Teach Further model. If you haven’t heard of the Teach … Read More

9 Ways to Fix Your Lesson Plans: Connect your Content

Rae HughartBlog, Lesson Planning

9 Ways to Fix Your Lesson Plans: Connect your Content

Does the content in your lesson plans have meaning? Learning must be a purposeful experience for students. John Dewey, a well known educational philosopher, felt all learning needed to be connected to the outside world. He argued content had little meaning if not connected to its real world application outside of the school system (Dewey, 1900, p.13). Dewey challenged learning … Read More