Teaching Tips: How to Make Clear and Fair Rubrics Part I

Rubrics can be extremely useful in teaching, and this is part one in discussing how to create clear and fair rubrics.

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Teaching Tips: Secrets to Making Major Assignments

As I said last week, I’m doing a series of posts that I hope will help new teachers and that will show students some of the tricks of the trade so that they can maybe figure out how to work with teachers and do well in “the system.” This week’s post discusses how to craft major assignments (as if you couldn’t tell by the title).

Newfound Ignorance and a New Beginning

So . . . I’ve been gone for a hot minute. Admittedly, with some life changes, I got overwhelmed and stopped blogging, despite my love for the WordPress community. But, I’m back, and I’m excited to start blogging again and interacting with other bloggers.

Grief and Kindness

Grief is a strange creature. It rears its head when you least expect it, and it hangs around in ways that you could never have imagined. Its appearances can be logical, but they don’t always have to be. Sometimes grief only pokes its head out to greet you, and then other times it feels like its lying on your chest trying to smother you.

Testing, One, Two, Three, Testing . . . .

It's nearing everyone's favorite time of year again. Finals week! While I know that finals week is about 1-2 weeks away for most folks, I want to post the links to this series that I did on testing tips for those of you who are starting your cramming now. Also, what's the use of studying tips if I post them after, or even during, finals week? Good luck, and I hope that my tips help you to crush those tests!

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