Douglass Robertson (World History teacher) created this Mesopotamia choice board (<- check the link!), including an option to submit an additional idea! Once you've looked it over, check out the single-point rubric he uses to assess their progress!
I didn't know Gen Reinheimer before Shift This came out. She was one of my earliest readers and she is suddenly my biggest cheerleader! She'll be moving from elementary to middle school soon (the students are just bigger, right?!), so wish her well by reading her blog post and keeping the conversation going about creating a mission statement, using edcafes, and changing grading habits. Her post is here:
...make me sick!"
So says Zach Rondot (@MrRondot) in a tweet to me about his post here:
"What do you mean we don't have time for social studies?" A Guide to Project-Based Learning
Have you been there? Done that? My awakening was when I entered the seventh-grade ELA classroom and students took a 50-point test on The Outsiders (without looking back at the test!)!
Forget the days of students forgetting the information needed for the test a week after. Check out Zach's post about a HUGE shift, where he shares five comprehensive steps needed AND management tips! (He even helps out with the grading... or lack thereof!)
This blog is for OTHER authors to share their shifts with the world! Follow their stories by following the links to their blogs!