12 Gradeless Models

In 2019 I interviewed 28 Ontario secondary school educators who are moving away from marks. They all grounded their assessment practices in clear communication of learning expectations in the form of task lists, curriculum expectations, or overarching learning goals. They communicated achievement of these expectations through the use of hidden mark, traditional four-point rubrics, single-point … Continue reading 12 Gradeless Models

Response to #IMMOOC Day #1

I'm writing as I listen to George Couros (@gcouros), Dave Burgess (@burgessdave), and Katie Martin (@KatieMTLC), in discussion on day one of the Innovator's Mindset MOOC:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYzHeWH7Hzk. I say listening, because the video is adding nothing to the process, unlike Ted Talks as podcasts, where they remind you that the talks "contain powerful visuals".  (However, I … Continue reading Response to #IMMOOC Day #1

Labour Day

It's my 51st "day before school starts" and we'll be holding our 33rd annual Back-to-school party later today.  We began this tradition our first year in our house:  before we had children, throughout their time in school, and this year our grandson joins us... though it'll be a few years before he heads off to school. … Continue reading Labour Day

Peel DSB – Teaching and Learning in a Digital World – 2016 – #tldw2016 #peel21st

What an amazing 24 hours it has been!  Yesterday at this time we were networking, and preparing to listen to Dr. Reshan Richards (@reshanrichards, The Constructivist Toolkit) share with us his six moves: Look out for your classroom by looking out of your classroom. Care for all learning spaces:  physical and digital. Share Relentlessly!  You … Continue reading Peel DSB – Teaching and Learning in a Digital World – 2016 – #tldw2016 #peel21st