Unknown Known

There are the known knowns; there are things we know we know.  We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know.  But there are also unknown unknowns--there are things we do not know we don't know. --Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense under George... Continue Reading →

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Maker Space, Lending Libraries and 21st Century Learning

Maker space has gone from mainstream nerd to mainstream.  Along with Project Based Learning (the other PBL), educators have embraced the maker space movement as a 21st century education must.  As with any movement, the push often comes before the need is evident.  Some good, earnest work at our school lead to naught as our... Continue Reading →

Elo Balanced Grading

How do you fairly measure two students of different academic ability? One way is to use a rubric.  It's cold and fair, giving a score on where each falls on the assignment.  Aligned with the Common Core and it objectively shows if a student is on grade level.  But, if you have heterogeneous classes, how... Continue Reading →

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