Failure or Scaffolding to Mastery

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Educators assess  learning  in a variety of ways including observation of behaviors/skill demonstration, artifact production, portfolio development, and testing.  We establish grades, inform parents and students, and record grades in a permanent record.  There is lively debate on assessment (particularly … Continue reading



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During the Summer of 2012, a free MOOC (massive open online courses) was conducted on games for learning. The session was led by Front Range Community College Faculty  who invited educators from around the country to contribute.  Over 400 educators … Continue reading


It’s About Time and Space

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When teachers are asked “What is your biggest challenge?” A common response is TIME; Time to learn new strategies, time to plan, time to make improvements, time to have meaningful collaboration with colleagues, time to practice new learning, time to just … Continue reading