The Importance of Formative Assessments

Formative assessments are a powerful tool that not only allows a teacher to  to gauge where his/her students are and aid in personalizing learning, but also allows the student to reflect on what and how they are learning. Thinking about thinking is one of the 16 Habits of Mind that help us navigate situations when we […]

Preparing for an Unknown World

When I was in school (not that long ago), my teachers prepared me for a known world. People went to school, got jobs with companies who offered insurance, worked for forty years and then retired with a pension.  Today, teachers have to prepare our students for an unknown world. In the book, Inquiry and Innovation in the Classroom, […]