Category Archives: Stories From the Classroom

Re-framing Conversations About Disengaged Students

At a recent a professional learning session focused on re-engaging the disengaged learner, we greeted each participant and asked them to describe a disengaged student on a post-it note. After the completed post-it notes were attached to a white board, … Continue reading

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Appreciative Assessment of Student Writing: Part 1

Professional learning conversations about students who struggle with writing provide an opportunity to re-frame our assessment and feedback practices.  The start point to these conversations may require a total shift in how we view student writing: Stop looking at the … Continue reading

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When Students Think They Can’t Read

Beyond the Apple’s Narratives from the Classroom We share the following script, taken from a teacher’s real experience, as a discussion starter about high school students who see themselves as non-readers. As you and your professional colleagues read “I Can’t … Continue reading

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