A teacher in Oakland asked her students to write their own “letter to teachers” about how education could change to fit them better. These students came up with powerful messages for the educators in their lives. Talk to Teachers: Students Share How and Why They’d Change Education
We know that educators and learners today face some unique challenges every day. Here are five things that one educator has learned about 21st century learning. 5 Things You Need to Know About 21st Century Learning
Understanding the experiences of our students will no doubt help us be more effective with our students. This infographic from NEA Today aims to capture the student experience in an effective, easy-to-digest way. What’s It Like to Be a Student Today? (Infographic)
When we use data to dig into problems—not judge colleagues—solutions often appear. This article, featured in the latest issue of Educational Leadership, looks at ways that we can effectively use data to improve student achievement. Eliminating the Blame Game
What is the purpose of school? According to Dave Stuart, Jr., “long-term flourishing” is the real purpose of schooling. In this short essay, he unpacks the term and talks about the implications for us as teachers. The 300-Word Guide to Long-Term Flourishing
Welcome to the Mounds View Professional Development Blog! Everywhere you look, someone saying something about something in education. This blog was created to give Mounds View High School teachers access to the most relevant and impactful professional learning available, and delivering it in a way that makes it possible for teachers to consume a little bit at … More Welcome to the Mounds View High School Professional Development Blog!
Using formative assessment to check student understanding may be one of the best new ideas in education, but are we doing it right? This article, written by Mounds View’s own Martha Rush (blog: NeverBore), takes aim at doing formative assessment as effectively as possible in the classroom. Exit slips, Just the first step