Video: There Are No Mistakes On The Bandstand

One of my big philosophies and beliefs as a teacher is that we have traditionally chastised mistakes of children as gross errors of judgement which require punishment and consequence.On occaision perhaps this is warranted, although usually excessive. In most occasions however, we are talking about a child obtaining an incorrect answer in a maths quiz, […]

Test Scores as a Commodity

Interesting artcile which consider both sides of the test scores. The educators who want rid of them for their complete uselessness, as well as the admins who want more for their data driven ideals. http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/12/05/13keiler.31.html?tkn=PRXFCXHlz0MmxwX8Tj6rQ6y%2BCqQ3mbFNdoHY&cmp=ENL-EU-VIEWS1

Things that aren’t on the tests

Of course the stuff we do test for is useful in some industrialized sense, but surely the focus should be on this list of far more important factors than the ones we are forced to focus on currently? http://dangerouslyirrelevant.org/2011/11/things-that-arent-on-the-bubble-tests.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+dangerouslyirrelevant+%28Dangerously+Irrelevant%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher