The Journey

December 2014

In This Issue:

  • Right Brain Days
  • Formative Assessment
  • Why We Need Student Talk
  • Upcoming Events
  • Happy Holidays!

Use Your [Right] Brain!

As we approach Winter Break, the challenge of keeping students' attention increases. The document below provides some strategies to keep students productive and on task.
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Read: The Role of Formative Assessment

This article outlines the key components of quality formative assessment, key questions to consider, and ways of involving students in the assessment process.

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Read: Talking to Learn

Research clearly shows the value of student talk as a means of deepening student understanding. This article covers some key information that will enable you to incorporate student talk while maintaining necessary structure.

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Upcoming Events


  • New Educator Monthly Meeting: Mon, Dec 15
  • Winter Break: Dec 20 - Jan 4
  • Interactive Projector Basics - Thurs, Jan 8
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Mon, Jan 19
  • New Educator Monthly Meeting: Tue, Jan 20

Happy Holidays from the Mentor Team!

Wishing you a very restful holiday season!