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Ears in the Water: Assessment for Improvement

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Lately, I’ve been thinking about the impact of assessments that are based on criteria versus percentiles and norms.  My thoughts about how all assessments don’t equally help students improve were kick started with smell of chlorine, [...]

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Running your first marathon…

On Sunday, September 26, 2010 I ran my first marathon.  A friend wrote and sent this to me based on our conversations before and after the race.  It is based on the writing form popularized on the 1000 Awesome Things blog. Running your first marathon… It takes focus.  It takes determination.  It takes working toward a [...]

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Non Fiction Podcast 1: The Regular

This is non-fiction. True stories of life, community and journey through life. Download the episode here: http://media.libsyn.com/media/pdtogo/nonfiction1.mp3 Subscribe in iTunes Music: Sure Shot “Sleepy Strings” (mp3) from “Themes Volume Two – Impact & Adventures” (The Digital Jukebox) Buy at iTunes Music Store More On This Album Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up [...]

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The Regular, Thanks for the Coffee

“The regular, thanks for the coffee.” The morning is crisp. Slight clouds escape from my mouth as the stroller rhythmically skips across the cracks in the sidewalk. Without breaking stride, I pierce the bubble of protection around my new son. Large eyes greet my gaze, and lips part to reveal a toothless grin. He doesn’t [...]

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