Learning Maps: Empowering Students to Chart Their Course

My school recently implemented a feedback-based assessment model (a version of gradeless) for all its incoming grade-nine students. Prior to that, some of us teachers volunteered to “pilot” it across departments to work out the kinks of implementation before we tried it school-wide. From my experience, implementing this version of gradeless requires a plan for … Continue reading Learning Maps: Empowering Students to Chart Their Course

Feedback on Writing: Providing Strategies for Revision

“Miss ...Is this right?” After all of my time teaching high school English, you would think I’d be accustomed to this question. But it still catches me off-guard. High school students who write a sentence, or paragraph and then come running to me for approval: enabled learning at its worst.   I have tried many … Continue reading Feedback on Writing: Providing Strategies for Revision