3 Free Feedback Tools You’ve Never Heard Of

Today is a quick post with some free stuff! 1. Growth Report Google Sheet Get It Here If you’re interested in producing a richer, more useful “grade” (i.e. growth) report for students, try this Google sheet template. You’ll need some intermediate Google sheets/ Excel skills and it works best if you’re already using standards based…… Continue reading 3 Free Feedback Tools You’ve Never Heard Of

Teaching Teamwork in 10 Minutes: The Birds Activity

The first week of school is a powerful time to set norms, and one of the most important norms in a collaborative classroom is valuing others’ perspectives on teams. There are lots of great activities out there – for example, lost at sea or the marshmallow challenge – but when you run a chaotic, project-based…… Continue reading Teaching Teamwork in 10 Minutes: The Birds Activity

How I’m Implementing Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit in My Classroom

What could one author’s quest to avoid his afternoon cookie teach us about habit building in the classroom? Last spring, I read Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit, a narrative-rich and comprehensive look at the brain science behind habit formation. And I started to think about how we use the word “habit” in our classrooms.…… Continue reading How I’m Implementing Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit in My Classroom