Saturday, December 18, 2010

Low Grades with New System

My grades really dipped to a new low at the 3 week grade report (required at my school). Several students are doing poorly on homework and concept scores. I am expecting e-mails and phone calls from exasperated parents.. Oh well, Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Finally back

Had a grueling couple of weeks after my nephew's suicide, I can finally start really being present again. Phew, life (and death) can really get in the way sometimes. I love my students, they were great through all of this and they are also glad to have me back.

I gave my second concept quiz today in Geometry. The kids like them, they are fast to take and grade. I like this new system. I am going to do a team test next week because I love the discourse and the way they learn when they take a team test. It's weird to change my system after all these years.

Nobody seems to have heard of SBG at my school, not even my curriculum director. I am going to ask to go to ASCD in San Francisco (now that I'm out of my fog).

Just blabbing it's midnight on Friday, need to go to bed...