Kim Peters

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Images of the Season: Fall Is in the Air, Part II

One last look at my favorite season of the year, with more autumnal images from across the Northern Hemisphere. Harvests, festivals, migrations, winter preparations, and, of course, the colorful leaves. Today’s collection features photographs from Switzerland, Belarus, Nepal, Russia, France, …

The Failing Grade for Tests

In the final installment of our series, a panel of education experts describes what evaluation and accountability look like in the perfect world.<p><i>This is the seventh—and final—installment in our series about school in a perfect world. Read previous entries on calendars, content, homework, teachers,</i> …

Education

What If Schools Abolished Grade Levels?

Sorting kids by age or ability creates problems, according to our panel of education experts.<p><i>This is the sixth installment in our series about school in a perfect world. Read previous entries on calendars, content, homework, teachers, and classrooms.</i><p>We asked prominent voices in education—from …

100+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media

If you experienced none of these scenarios, then you live in a world of possibility because you grew up with the many social media tools available to …

Design Thinking in Education: Empathy, Challenge, Discovery, and Sharing

In the last few years, the field has witnessed an explosion of interest in design thinking, nationally and internationally. You can literally see its …

Design

Finding an Authentic Goal for Your PBL Classroom

I think this is the main reason why the e-NABLE Community Foundation seems to have taken the PBL world by storm.<p>e-NABLE initially began in 2013 as a …

Pedagogy

Going Gradeless: Student Self-Assessment in PBL

Use the SE2R model to provide feedback on our two PBL projects per quarter via documents created on Google Classroom. There would be no grades …

Evaluation Within Project-Based Learning

No test, grade, or teacher evaluation could have come close to helping her learn that deeply, and it made clear to me how important it is for …

Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning

Resources by Topic:<p>Project-based learning (PBL) demands excellent assessment practices to ensure that all learners are supported in the learning …

Pedagogy

Improving Teaching With Expert Feedback—From Students

He didn't have all the answers, so he came up with an idea: he'd ask his students.<p>Knowing that his students had a hard time learning the content, …

Pedagogy

Student-Led Conferences: Resources for Educators

Schools that implement student-led conferences report that they:<p>Encourage students to take responsibility and ownership for their learning by …

9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

How to Plan Transformational Lessons<p>1. Know the Standards, Curriculum, Core Concepts, and Strategies<p>For decades, many educators let a textbook's …

Teaching

What the Heck Is Inquiry-Based Learning?

Teachers who use inquiry-based learning combat the “dunno” -- a chronic problem in student engagement.<p>Let’s face it, when you ask a student something …

Helping Students Start the School Year With a Positive Mindset

You may also wish to use other creative forms of sharing, such as having students create a collage or chart with all of their answers to each …

Student-Centered Advisory: Establishing a Positive Community

With these terms in mind, it becomes easier to define what a student-centered advisory actually is. In a student-centered classroom, learning is less …

Pedagogy

How to Amplify Student Voice: Listen

Bringing students into conversations about school change is the goal of a student-led effort that has grown from a twitter chat (#stuvoice) into a …

Driving Engagement Through Voice and Choice

The power switched into the students' hands when they chose an offer, and all of their classmates erupted in cheers. They were participating in a …

Did That Edtech Tool Really Cause That Growth? How to Watch Out For Faulty Efficacy Studies

column | Research<p>Did That Edtech Tool Really Cause That Growth? How to Watch Out For Faulty Efficacy Studies<p>By Mary Jo Madda (Columnist)     Aug 10, …

What Kids Should Know by the Time They're Done With School

Education experts weigh in on the content areas children should have mastery over by the time they graduate.<p><i>This is the second installment in our series about school in a perfect world. Read the first entry on calendars.</i><p>We asked prominent voices in education—from policy makers and teachers to …

5 Addictively Delicious Roasted Vegetables

<b>Roasted Broccoli with Chipotle Honey Butter</b><p>High heat roasting is my favorite way to cook broccoli. It's quick, easy and the broccoli emerges from the oven caramelized and full of flavor. Here, the florets are tossed in a sweet, spicy and smoky chipotle honey butter before roasting. It's as …

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Summary Poem Activity<p>List ten key words from an assigned text.<br>• Do a free verse poem with the words you highlighted.<br>• Write a summary of the reading …

10 Easy Shrimp Recipes Everyone Will Love

<b>1. Ginger, Garlic & Chili Shrimp</b><p>In this quick and easy recipe -- adapted from The Splendid Table's <i>How To Eat Supper</i> by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift -- jumbo shrimp are bathed in a brine flavored with salt, sugar and chili powder, and then sautéed with loads of fresh ginger and garlic. It's …

If There Were A Beauty Pageant For Tarts, These Would Be The Top 20 Finalists

You may have been awed by the beauty of towering layer cakes. And the smooth, smooth finish of macarons has probably made your heart skip a beat once or twice. But those desserts know nothing about beauty in comparison to tarts. It is the tart -- the thinner, slightly fancier version of a pie -- …

How to Boil an Egg: It's Simple—and Complicated!

The ultimate guide to boiling an egg, whether you want it soft and runny or hard-cooked and ready to be deviled<p>It used to be so simple. How do you boil an egg? Easy. Place large eggs (older eggs will be easier to peel) in a medium heavy saucepan. Add water to cover by 1 1/2 inches. Bring to a boil; …

Recipes

Simple, Fresh Tomato Recipes

Ripe summer tomatoes need little embellishment—these dishes, from a watermelon and tomato salad to fresh <i>pan con tomate</i>, let raw tomatoes …

Hot Fudge Sauce

Makes about 2 cups<p>This recipe for hot fudge sauce comes from the ice cream parlor Franklin Fountain in Philadelphia PA.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup sugar<p>2 tablespoons light agave syrup (nectar)<p>3/4 cup heavy cream<p>1/4 cup whole milk<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter<p>8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate …

Pesto Genovese (Classic Basil Pesto)

4 cups packed basil, blanched briefly in boiling water and shocked in ice water

With Help From America's Test Kitchen, Why Buy When You Can DIY?

Even people who love to cook don't make everything from scratch. You might make a homemade graham cracker crust, but who makes graham crackers?<p>Chris Kimball, that's who.<p>The host of <i>America's Test Kitchen</i> on TV and radio says there are quite a few foods you'd never think of making for yourself that …