Student Learning (K-7)

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Article written by: Kathy Cote’ Rogers, and her 7th + 8th grade students Ava, Hayden, and Raven. As a teacher, I have designed numerous formative and summative assessments attempting to measure student learning. I have spent countless hours creating, compiling, disaggregating and analyzing test scores and achievement data in order to glean information that would [...]
FreshGrade's Blog: Assessment For Learning
Article written by: Damian Cooper In this blog post, we shall examine how Jackie Clark, a grade 3 teacher, combines her deep understanding of assessment for learning with her use of instructional technology to improve the reading skills of her students. I strongly encourage you to view the webinar, "Assessment for Learning: Classroom Strategies to Improve Learning [...]
FreshGrade's Blog: How to Make Learning Visible in your Classroom
Article written by: Cari Wilson How can you make learning visible in your classroom? John Hattie's book 10 Mindframes for Visible Learning: Teaching for Success lays out clearly how you can make learning in your Classroom visible. John Hattie's 10 Mindframes: I am an evaluator of my impact on student learning I see assessment as [...]
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Author: Gerard Dawson, English & Journalism Teacher, Hightstown High School, New Jersey   Teaching students to self-reflect is important. It’s also challenging, especially if you’ve never fully realized the benefits of self-reflection for yourself. I always thought reflection was just an “add-on” or “bonus” activity that teachers asked me to do in school. It wasn’t […]

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A growth mindset as defined by Carol S. Dweck “is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts, your strategies, and help from others.” So, what is the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset? In a fixed mindset, it is believed that you have […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help.Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: How do you help struggling students? It may seem counter-intuitive, but English teacher, Jennifer Bartell argues that self-directed learning is critical. Hamilton County School officials announced the pilot of four community school models this fall in Opportunity Zone schools. But […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: How can we bring project-based learning to life? Bob Lenz shares a new framework. A Virginia based Elementary school reveals what service-learning and global goals taught them (and their students) about promoting the greater good. How can we […]

Karen Fadum

Surrey School District’s Karen Fadum delivered her talk, “an Invitation for Change” to the audience of TEDxLangley. Karen takes us through the journey of meeting a student who changed the way that she thought about teaching and learning as well as challenges. Watch the video to learn how Karen used FreshGrade to have a conversation […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: The New York Times shares some great tips and apps for helping parents to preserve “refrigerator-door masterpieces.” “The skills I was building back then were valuable—for life and, who knows, potentially a career. My hope now for […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: “The problem is that there are parents, politicians, lawmakers, and even some educators who continue to promote an educational model and prepare students for a world that no longer exists.” Reinventing education for today’s digital learners, via edCircuit. EdSurge […]

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