Monthly Archives: April 2016

Day 144 (of 183) reflecting on Assessment For Learning

Day 144 (of 183) reflecting on Assessment For Learning I sometimes worry that AFL (assessment for learning) gets watered down to a point where I’m not always confident we are talking about the same thing.  So…..entering reflection time, I put … Continue reading

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Day 143 (of 183) when regular TOCs make a difference to anxiety

Day 143 (of 183) when regular TOCs make a difference​ to anxiety Today our son had a Teacher On Call in for his regular teacher. He’s in a specialized program due to his generalized anxiety, so we didn’t really expect … Continue reading

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Day 142 (of 183) did you call _____ ?!?!

Day 142 (of 183) did you call _____ ?!?!     The tough phone calls are the ones home when a child has made a poor decision.     The tougher phone calls are the ones with bad news (suspension, … Continue reading

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Day 141 (of 183) costumes – aka the interview costumeS

Day 141 (of 183) costumes – aka the interview costumeS     Everyone knows that when you are the interviewee you should always dress right. With my 100+ ties (many inherited from my father) it is nice to have a … Continue reading

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Day 140 (of 183) on one-shot wonders (ie special days)

Day 140 (of 183) on one-shot wonders (ie special days) Friday was Earth Day. And as I popped in and out of various classrooms, I heard a common theme – while today is earth day, we need to think about … Continue reading

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Day 139 (of 183) check the oil all you want….. connecting standardized tests with life

Day 139 (of 183) check the oil all you want….. connecting standardized tests with life   I have a car that I fill with oil and check the gas. It runs okay. (I follow the guidance of one of my … Continue reading

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Day 138 (of 183) when you “call it” then get “called out”

Day 138 (of 183) when you “call it” then get “called out” I knew Tuesday would be tough but Wednesday rougher after a four day weekend became five + days away from school for some returning students (Day 137 blog). … Continue reading

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