Formative means assessment for learning—the results help teachers plan instruction to meet their students’ current needs. Summative means assessment of learning—the results are for evaluation or accountability.Read More
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Black History Month is a step in the right direction, but it’s a small step. To truly advance equity, Black history and contributions—and those of other underrepresented groups—must be woven into our teaching all year, not just during a single month.Read More
Assessment previews are like a map that shows teachers what mastering grade-level standards looks like. Watch this video to hear two instructional leaders describe why they value assessment previews.Read More
Text talks—those “book clubs” that help teachers plan instruction—represent a completely new approach to planning for most educators. Are you ready to try text talks at your school? Here is Fall Hamilton’s advice for implementing them as part of text-based planning.Read More
Just imagine a planning session that leaves you more energized and confident for class—or don’t imagine and watch this video of a text talk!Read More
The harsh reality for many teachers is that students may be several years behind grade-level. Here's a strategy to engage students in grade-level math and fill gaps simultaneously.Read More
Here are two instructional practices Liberty teachers use to ensure the school’s youngest students become confident, lifelong readers.Read More
Springfield Public Day Middle School kicked off the year by putting their instructional priorities front and center—and making sure teachers and leaders are aligned in pursuing them.Read More
If a wireless network is compromised due to the WPA2 vulnerability, ANet data and related passwords will continue to be secure.Read More
In this video, a 4th grade teacher from Fall Hamilton shares her perspective on what it was like to transition from a standards-based to text based approach to planning.Read More
As a school leader, you can get so focused on student learning that you overlook your own learning. But the instructional leadership team at MAS Charter School see a direct connection between leader learning and teachers’ and students’ achievement.Read More
If you ask Mission Achievement and Success Charter School for the secret to success, you’ll likely hear “data.” But it’s not just about collecting data. It’s about using data to enhance teaching.Read More
After building strong structures around a teaching and learning cycle, White Street School jumped from “underperforming” at Level 4 to Level 1, the top category in Massachusetts state accountability system.Read More
ANet CEO Mora Segal appeared on The Education Conversation with Ryan Knight, a podcast about how individuals and organizations create change in education. Listen to the podcast!Read More
Anyone would feel overwhelmed trying to take on several new priorities at once. Once Chrissie and her leadership team focused on just one instructional priority, they started to notice a marked difference.Read More