Entries Categorized as 'grading'

Communication is a yearlong requirement

Date May 21, 2010

There are two weeks of high school class left and it’s always a stressful time of the year. Teachers are trying to wrap things up, AP teachers are (often) looking for rigorous ways to teach after the test, admin is trying to keep order and prep for graduation, and then there’s the parents and students. […]

Paradise Bakery filters their internet

Date December 14, 2008

Final grades are due this week. Everything is coming together very quickly, and I’ve been sitting here at Paradise Bakery since they unlocked the door this morning. I’ve always recommended this place, but I am about to rethink that. Read below and please repost. (*Yes, I know other people do, too.) Dear Paradise Bakery, I […]

English 101 update

Date May 17, 2008

Shelley & I got together at Paradise Bakery yesterday to work on our English 101 course. I was mildly excited since it’d been more than a month since we could really discuss it. The afternoon revolved around a couple of things. First, we tried to use Acrobat Buzzword, which is Adobe’s answer to Google Docs, […]


Date March 28, 2008

Earlier this week in a staff development meeting we reviewed student work and rubrics. The rubrics we examined were from our colleagues and most were pretty bad. Now I was first introduced to rubric writing in 1999, and I think I can do an above average job. Later this week I was preparing a project […]

So much work…

Date March 3, 2008

Shirley and I do this to ourselves all of the time. We assign all these wonderful projects for the kids, and then everything comes due around the same time. Allusion Notebooks are always third quarter now, because if there’s an issue we can’t so it second quarter because of semester grades. First quarter is too […]

Another Comic

Date February 19, 2008

Time is limited

Date February 15, 2008

Today the students had to write an AP Prompt, and Mrs Crabtree said that her only real requirement was that it was argumentative. Some of the students are weaker when it comes to choosing a side of a written argument and sticking to it, so I agreed. I found a nice one by Postman where […]

How I feel most weekends

Date February 9, 2008