Closure Ideas from Edutopia

I can plan plan great lessons, but closure activities are something that I struggle with. This is a list that I will be using from now on.

https://www.edutopia.org/blog/22-powerful-closure-activities-todd-finley?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

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Raise Scores, But…

As teachers we are tasked with raising teaching and test scores, yet in many districts, teachers are given restrictions on how many students should be identified as needing special ed services or how to serve special ed students. Of course, we don’t want to over-identify or over-serve, but should we be held to limits either?  It will be interesting in seeing what happens in Texas.

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/Feds-order-Texas-to-eliminate-special-ed-caps-9648347.php?t=ceb0a91d46438d9cbb&cmpid=twitter-premium

Interesting Article about Rubrics

If you are like me, you struggle with writing rubrics that are clear and not too wordy.  Then, I struggle applying the rubric to assignments because the rubric isn’t always assessing what I thought I wanted to asses.  Here is an interesting article and idea on rubrics.    http://www.brilliant-insane.com/2014/10/single-point-rubric.html