Monthly Archives: June 2013

Letter Grades No Longer Make the Grade (Part 2) | Abbotsford School District

How Abbotsford and Maple Ridge have changed their grading practices to improve student learning. > >http://www.sd34.bc.ca/blog/letter-grades-no-longer-make-grade-part-2 Thanks to my colleague, Jacob Martens, for passing on this post. > > Advertisements

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New Reads for Adolescents

Many more books to add since last post. Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them. (1999). The Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell Obviously not a new book and … Continue reading

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To eRead or not to eRead: Is that the question?

I will admit, I am addicted to YA literature. I even mark the release dates of the second and third books of series in my calendar. My daughter’s 16 year old friend and I are constantly exchanging titles (a passional … Continue reading

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