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This post was written by all the teacher-leaders in Sandboxes for Learning who attended the meeting described below December 9-11, 2016: Paul Allison, Christina Cantrill, Joe Dillion, Jenny Lockie, Jo Paraiso, Dawn Reed, Shantanu Saha, Chris Sloan, and Trixie Smith. Designing curriculum for engaging learning opportunities always requires careful thought and planning. The second weekend in...
Wow! I have been doing so much thinking about the effects of too much emphasis on testing on students. I know. So many people have discussed it. So many more people will discuss it. But, it doesn't hurt to continue this important discourse. These important discussions coupled with action are the only way to transform education into what our students deserve. Please listen to Barry Lane's tune....
If you are so inclined, and you have 8 minutes to spare, please watch a TEDx talk that I gave, on students using humor as an act of resistance. I talk about how my 11th grade students used humor transgressively, to stand against the high-stakes testing regime in Tucson, AZ. Mirth is mighty. Watch the talk here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzZoPcXr0no&feature=share
gearsflickr.jpg "Writing to a Machine is Not Writing At All" is an essay written by Anne Herrington and Charlie Moran, to be published in a volume honoring Ed White, who was a pioneer in the field of writing assessment. Edited by Norbert Elliot and Les Perelman, the book will be published by Hampton Press in 2011 as Writing Assessment in the 21st Century. In this...