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How to Get From a Rubric to Scaffolding

So you’ve got a great rubric (maybe one of the New Tech rubrics?).  Hopefully it embodies the characteristics of good rubrics I described here.  But now what? How do you get from a killer rubric- to some really killer scaffolding

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PBL World: Learn Together, Grow Together

Yesterday I had the distinct pleasure of participating in the Buck Institute for Education’s annual summer conference, PBL World.  It was the best kind of conference- the kind where you leave feeling like you got a little shot of educator

Posted in College and Career Readiness, Instruction

Helping Teachers Stand Firm

Emily Pendergrass blogged recently about teachers who “stand firm” against the low expectations they hear from other teachers, their administrations, and the larger culture. I admire teachers who can stand firm, and I think their stories can be inspiring, especially

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When Teachers Talk About Instruction

About a month ago, I had the pleasure of participating in a module jurying event with the Literacy Design Collaborative.  What’s module jurying, you ask?  Basically, it’s when teachers and instructional leaders sit and look really closely at curriculum and

Posted in Instruction