Creative Alternatives to Book Reports
kid painting

Book reports are a valuable tool for assessing students’ understanding of independent reading, but writing report after report can become rote for students—and reading them can be equally tedious for educators. Fortunately, there are a plethora of alternative methods to accomplish the same goal. Take a look at these fun...

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Stop Wasting My Tax Dollars on Screens!
elementary school kids on laptops

Never before have students had such uninhibited access to technology in the classroom. However, when technology is underused or misused, it’s not only students who suffer, it’s taxpayers, too. When I choose technology for my classes, I make sure it’s intuitive, purposeful, and mobile. I want students to want to use the...

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What is Your Assessment Data Telling You?
teachers reviewing assessment data

Teachers' ability to support student needs is greatly impacted by how well they are able to help make connections between the student performance data, appropriate instructional resources, and next steps in the instructional process. Efficient instructional programs make automatic recommendations as to the proper resources based on student data to provide...

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