Our partnership with the New Hampshire Learning Initiative is instrumental to our path towards active, engaged, and innovative student-centered learning. We are grateful to work with people who understand the unique strengths and challenges of our K-8 school and assist us in creating a plan that works for our school district.
I have walked the assessment journey for many years having worn many hats. The work that we have done with NHLI on PACE tasks has been some of the most professionally rewarding work I've done thus far. The opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from other districts to co-construct meaningful and authentic performance assessments makes us ALL better. And it's the right thing to do for students.
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April 14, 2020/
Grading is complex. It is an important form of feedback loop between teachers and students and depending on the grading practices of the instructor can convey how well the student is mastering the objectives of the learning (mastery-based grading) or the student’s performance relative to other students in the class (norm-referenced grading).Continue Reading
April 13, 2020/
There has always been a clear recognition of the importance of the critical competencies of communication, collaboration, creativity, and self-direction for success in the “real world” by teachers, parents, community members, and local business leaders. The “why” has never really been a question. However, providing opportunities for application of these skills in real-world situations that can transfer outside the walls of the school has been a question that educators have been grappling with.Continue Reading
March 26, 2020/
Many classrooms around New Hampshire have, in recent years, incorporated wellness activities into their daily routine for both elementary students and for teens. Teachers have seen the benefits of starting the class with a minute or two of relaxation or breaking up an intense lesson with a physical stretch or short yoga break. In fact, wellness breaks throughout the day are invaluable for a growing, elastic brain and actually increase learning capacity.Continue Reading