Category Archives: high school
I’ve updated the page where I’m recording what we’re doing/have done for high school. As you can see, I am not the best record keeper in the world. I may ask Freya to add things to that page, too.
Freya is pretty independent and her new found responsibility means that I am even less connected to the details of what she does day to day. Recently I sat down with her to review and make plans. It turns out … Continue reading
There was a good piece in the Chronicle this week about the SAT. The article is secured to subscribers but is basically taking the College Board to task about the superiority of the new SAT (with essay questions). The author … Continue reading
Well, that opens up a can of worms. I still think it might be interesting for a high-school level discussion but I think I should provide some other resources I’ve found on this question. There seems to be a lively … Continue reading
Over time some of the stories about the Railroad have become romantic adventures with elements of myth and legend, and it is difficult to separate fact from fiction. (Freedom Roads, pg. ix) One of those stories is that quilts were … Continue reading
The Trachtenburg piece on the Chronicle blog this week gives some interesting insight into how transcripts get read. The comments are particularly enlightening.
Sarah left a long comment on that last post and then went off and wrote a really good post of her own about how to translate what we do into “transcript speak”. Very helpful. (I bet it’s helpful for folks … Continue reading
Shaun’s comment on a minor point in my last post about this topic made me start to question something. She said On another note, love all the thoughts on grades. We also teach to “mastery” though I define mastery in … Continue reading
In an e-mail correspondence with Steph following her post about high-school transcripts and grading contracts (I can’t seem to link to her post right now), she asked for specific examples of how one might assess skills as well as content. … Continue reading