How do I love Bloom’s Taxonomy…let me count the ways…

I love Bloom's Taxonomy. I literally have a picture on my phone, another pinned to my bulletin board by my desk, one in my marking bag, and a copy saved to the desktop of every computer I work on in the school, plus one on my H: drive and my flash drives...err...make that flash drives. … Continue reading How do I love Bloom’s Taxonomy…let me count the ways…

Teaching Special Needs students is a privilege

The dynamic of my Drama classes is a special one. I get students from all walks of life: academic, athletic, eclectic, quiet, loud, at risk, behavioral, funny, awkward, and musical. They all seem to be able to find a place to call home in a Drama class. The kid who feels unsuccessful at Math discovers … Continue reading Teaching Special Needs students is a privilege

I’d like to introduce…my cups

I've had the gradeless mindset for a while, but it wasn't until my principal got behind it, this past September, that our school went gradeless in grade 7-9. Now that doesn't mean that teachers went gradeless in their classrooms. With respect to them, taking the plunge into gradeless assessment is a huge, complicated endeavor, so … Continue reading I’d like to introduce…my cups