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07.03.18 Announcing Our 2018-2019 Workshops: Registration is Open

Learn alongside colleagues from around the country. I’m happy to announce our schedule of 2018-2019 Train the Trainer workshops. Unlike in the past year you can register starting now for any of the workshops all year long. (Our Check for Understanding workshop, slated for October in London, is the one exception as we are still working…


05.31.18 Formative Versus Summative Writing Prompts-Some Examples

  We’ve been doing a lot of work lately on three types of writing–Formative, Summative and Developmental.  I wrote recently about the differences among them here for example.  And here Ashley LaGrassa wrote about how using more formative prompts allowed her students to engage more comfortable in challenging work. Today I want to share further thoughts…


05.24.18 Dan Cotton on Building Relationships and Trust: An Index Post

  A little over a year ago, my colleague Dan Cotton wrote a series of posts about relationships in the classroom that were unusually insightful and that I keep coming back to. I often want to forward them to someone or reference them as a group. To do that I have to send three links and…