This is the first in a series on the implementation of standards-based grading in specific disciplines. A lot has already been written on this subject that I hope to expand on. A bit of motivation before moving on: Ask yourself, “Does my gradebook mean anything to anyone other than myself? How can I use assessment… Read more Standards-Based Grading: Math (1 of 7)
Sometimes the hands don’t go up. Classes have routines. High school classes often have mega-routines. (that’s Routine*10^6). Not all the time, but a lot of times, best management occurs when your students know what to expect. A great example of this is my current Internet Programming course: They come in and sit. I usually stay… Read more Under/Driving the Bus?
Rabbits vs. Wolves 2.0. I created this app in order to teach implicit differentiation in my AP Calculus class, but I think that it could be useful in many other courses. Namely: biology, genetics, and pre-calc. There are many things that can be seen by this simulation, including sinusoidal behavior, and many many biology standards.… Read more Rabbits vs. Wolves
It dawned on my one day during my undergraduate work in physics that I was going to be a teacher. I knew that I wouldn’t be able tolerate the molasses-slow, competition-riddled life of a laboratory physicist. However, I loved something about science. I knew that I was frustrated with how my educational row had been… Read more Standards-Based Grading
I learned to program because the job I got after college required it. Now I teach it. The Hello World program is kind of like an old friend now. You only see it when you hoe a new row, and begin another language. You know it’s coming, but it’s never quite expected. Hello World, indeed.