The Impact of Grades w/Jeff Frieden – TG²Cast Episode 13

Jeff is an English Language Arts teacher at Hillcrest High School in Riverside, California. Over his 14 years in teaching, he has taught at 3 high schools, chaired two departments, and served on several different committees. Recently, Jeff decided to use summative conferencing in his class and learned a lot about his students. In this … Continue reading The Impact of Grades w/Jeff Frieden – TG²Cast Episode 13

Redefining Quality: Working towards new measures of school achievement

An article published by Realtor.com claims 73% of home buyers consider the quality of a school when purchasing a home. Of that number, 78% are willing to sacrifice luxuries such as garages and backyards in order to purchase in an area with better schools. Q: How is the quality of a school determined? Taken from … Continue reading Redefining Quality: Working towards new measures of school achievement

Motivation w/Alfie Kohn – TG²Cast Episode 6

This episode features an interview with Alfie Kohn, author of the books Punished by Rewards, The Schools Our Children Deserve, The Homework Myth, and his latest, Schooling Beyond Measure. Topics include: The difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation How teachers can leverage extrinsic motivation Rethinking reluctant learners "Doing with" rather than "doing to"