By Mark Heintz
For the 2017-2018 school wrote, I wrote a blog to document what happened in that school year. I wanted to reflect on my practice and share that reflection with my students, their guardians, and the larger community. I had two main focuses as I wrote this weekly blog. Two driving questions that I had in my mind while making decisions. They were:
- How do I know if my students know?
- How do I get them to know if they know?
By the WeeksWeek One: Getting to Know Your Students
Week Two: Contextualization
Week Three: The First Assessment
Week Four: The Thesis
Week Five: Failure
Week Six: Moving On
Week Seven: Final Preparations
Week Eight: Assessments
Week Nine: Same Skills, New Unit
Week Ten: Writing
Week Eleven: Proud
Week Twelve: Learning With Your Students
Week Thirteen: How Do You Know?
Week Fourteen: Assessment Data
Week Fifteen: Do Students Feel the Same As I Do?
Week Sixteen: Student Suggestions
Week Seventeen: All Learners Write
Week Eighteen: Instructional Planning
Week Nineteen: End of the Semester
Week Twenty: Student Perspective
Week Twenty-one: Do Grades Represent Mastery?
Week Twenty-two: Getting Back to Writing
Week Twenty-three: A Really Positive Message
Week Twenty-four: Student Insight and Workflow
Week Twenty-five: Student Positivity
Week Twenty-six: Transparency
Week Twenty-seven: Student Feedback and Reflection
Week Twenty-eight: Students Plan the Lessons
Week Twenty-nine: Class Lesson Planning
Week Thirty: What Grade Have I Earned?
Week Thirty-one: Teaching is Getting in the Way of Learning
Week Thirty-two: What did Students Learn?
Week Thirty-three: Student Values
Week Thirty-four: Retrieval Practice
Week Thirty-five: Student Reflection on Reviewing
Week Thirty-six: Grades Part II
Week Thirty-seven: A Year of Blogging