"To Grade or not to Grade, that is the question". Grading has always been a hot topic in education. There are many who believe more in formative assessment than summative. There are those who feel that homework should not be graded or even exist. There are also many who feel that final grades should only reflect knowledge gained and displayed on final assessments and should not be an average of previous assessments. No matter what your position is on grading, make sure to join us Sunday night at 8 PM for #edchatri as we break this topic down and share our thoughts.
Education has changed dramatically over the past few years due to the Race to the Top initiative and the major changes to the evaluation system. No longer are principals viewed as managers of buildings or department leaders as managers of their team, instead we are all asked to be instructional leader. However for some in leadership, who have been doing things a certain way for a long time this change or evolution is a difficult one. The breakthroughs in technology have made communication and collaboration much easier and as always learning from one another's successes is our goal, so join us Sunday night at 8PM on #edchatri as we discuss what is going on in our schools and district in regards to developing instructional leadership.
With the advent of the Common Core and all of the other changes happening in education today, such as RtI, one of the biggest struggles is finding the time to make it all happen. How can we develop a schedule for success for all of the different things that we need to address. Do we prioritize and focus on a few things and let the other items go, or do we make sure that we cover all of the items put forth, but maybe not as in depth or with as much success, just to say we did it. These are many of the questions that we ask each and every day at all of our schools, so join us Sunday night on #edchatri, at 8 PM, as we look at these issues and share some possible solutions that we have uncovered. Find out what is working for many of us and perhaps it will work for you as well. See you then.
I am sure that all of us in education know the value and importance of communication and collaboration in our field, but how well do we do that and how can we do it better. What can we do to increase communication in our schools, our districts, across districts and across our state. Join us Sunday night at 8 PM as we discuss ways to improve our communication and collaboration in education.
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