Standards-Based Grading Explained

Every four years, people across the globe plop themselves down in front of the television to watch the Summer Olympics. Gymnastics is one of the more popular events in the summer games. Not every gymnast is going to garner perfect 10s like Mary Lou Retton at the 1984 Summer Olympics, however. Gymnasts get scored on […]

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Spotting At-Risk Students

At Risk If you want to explore the backcountry of the Colorado mountains, you must first learn to spot risk factors for the dangers of wild nature, like avalanches. Often it can be something seemingly small – a loud sound from afar, a fallen tree, or rambunctious wildlife that can cause a massive slide. This […]

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Spotting Teacher Burnout

[burn-out] noun a fire that is totally destructive of something. Also, burn-out. Fatigue, frustration, or apathy resulting from prolonged stress, overwork, or intense activity. Yeowch. It sounds so final. And so … depressing. While researching this blog post, I interviewed a few teachers and noticed that once I said these words, their faces quickly lit […]

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It Takes a Village: A Guide to Creating a Data-Informed School Culture

Data has changed the way we make decisions – from what movies we watch to how baseball teams find players. Why, then, are our schools forced to sift through spreadsheets, wrestle with student information systems, or wait weeks for assessment results? The actionable data is out there of course, no teacher would argue with that. […]

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Time-Saving Tips for Teachers

Everyone knows the well-used refrain: So much to do and so little time. We suspect teachers know more about that than most! Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Read on for our list of 7 Helpful Hacks that can help you free up more time to do the things you need and the things you […]

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