Collaboration: It’s Not Just for Students Anymore

Like many teachers, one thing that attracted me to the profession was the idea that I would be in charge of my own classroom, my own little world. I like doing things on my own. I eschew book clubs and I do not exercise with a running partner. Two people cooking in the kitchen is one […]

Making Sense of (In)Formative Assessment

photo credit: woodleywonderworks via photopin cc I’ve been thinking about the phrase formative assessment a lot lately. It’s on my mind because my school district recently changed the term “quarterly benchmark” to “common formative assessment” or CFA. Yes, that’s one more acronym to remember. The change to CFAs has sparked a lot of conversation in the English department. We […]