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Author Q&A: Todd Stanley Talks Using Rubrics for Authentic Learning
PUBLISHED: Thursday, June 20, 2019 by Andilynn Feddeler
Writing a rubric that can accurately evaluate student work can be tricky. Rather than a single right or wrong answer, rubrics leave room for interpretation and thus subjectivity. Todd Stanley’s recent release, Using Rubrics for Performance-Based Assessment: A Practical Guide to Evaluating Student Work, will show classroom teachers not only how to create their own objective rubrics, which can be used to evaluate performance assessments, but also how to develop rubrics that measure hard-to-assess skills, such as leadership and grit, and how to empower their own students to create rubrics that are tailored to their work. Learn more about the book and how it can be used to assess student performance in this Q&A with the author: read more...
The Best Language Arts Curriculum for Gifted Students
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 by Andilynn Feddeler
Gifted and advanced students often need supplemental or separate curriculum that adequately challenges them and provides them with opportunities to think critically and develop strong communication skills. There are many great resources out there for finding advanced language arts curriculum, and we’ve compiled a handy guide to some of the best ones! read more...
Author Q&A: Kathryn Fishman-Weaver Talks Wholehearted Teaching
PUBLISHED: Thursday, June 13, 2019 by Andilynn Feddeler
High-achieving young women are the focus of Kathryn Fishman-Weaver’s recent book, Wholehearted Teaching of Gifted Young Women, in which 20 student researchers are followed from high school through college. Fishman-Weaver explores the experiences of these young women and the “Wholehearted Teaching” framework that follows, which cultivates courage, connection, and self-care in schools. Learn more about the book and how it came to be in this Q&A with the author: read more...
7 of the Best Books for Teachers New to Gifted Education
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by Andilynn Feddeler
Educators often do not receive the training necessary to meet the needs of high-ability students, and many gifted education programs lack the resources to best support these learners. Gifted students require curriculum that acknowledges their social and emotional needs, as well as challenges them to develop higher level thinking skills. Juggling all of this can be a daunting task for teachers new to gifted education; that’s why we have compiled a list of the best resources for understanding and supporting advanced learners. read more...
4 Tips for a Successful DonorsChoose.org Campaign
PUBLISHED: Friday, June 07, 2019 by Katy McDowall and Stephanie McCauley
As the new school year approaches, teachers are anxiously looking for new materials and lessons for the classroom. But how can you make these ideas into a reality, especially if you struggle with budget and resource limitations? read more...
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