STAT CHAT

Perry Hall Middle School

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

"The technology you use impresses no one. The experience you create with it is everything." (some smart person in BCPS)


"This week, have 2 fewer conversations about "how" and 2 more about "why" and you will see an uptake in people's willingness to follow your lead." (Daniel Pink)


"Homework in the best classrooms is not checked, it is shared!" (Martin Haberman)

EXCITING NEWS!

I have registered PHMS to become a FAME School next year (upon the new principal's approval.) FAME is a 3-credit continuing education course that was first developed by the Maryland State Department of Education in partnership with West Ed. and then it was customized by Baltimore County Public School teachers and administrators. FAME is a blended course that includes system-wide professional development opportunities, on-line learning modules, application activities and a school based community of practice. The 3-credit FAME course spans the entire school year. Stay tuned for more information to come in September. Check out http://fame.pbworks.com/w/page/106036965/FrontPage for more information.
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COOL FREE APPS and SITES to try!

Questions teachers should ask prior to giving any homework assignment:

  1. Do my students understand the purpose of the assignment?

  2. Does the activity foster pre-learning, student choice, or require students to ask questions?

  3. Can I effectively and efficiently provide the students with feedback on their work?

  4. Does the assignment check for understanding and/or provide closure to the day’s instruction?

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