A performance-based assessment requires students to carry out a task rather than select an answer from a multiple choice list. These types of assessments can be applied to any subject area. For example, in math a student would count out change in an imaginary store exchange. In literacy, a student might act as a news… Continue reading Performance-Based Assessment and Student Timelines
At times of grief and tragedy it is hard to know what to write because it all seems so terrifying and the feeling of helplessness swells. One thing I do know that provides comfort and clarity is talking to other teachers experiencing the same thing. Maybe you have thoughts or wisdom to share and with this… Continue reading More Questions Than Answers; One Teachers Reflection on Student Isolation
It’s no secret that teaching has a higher turnover rate compared to other professions. I remember sitting in Methods in Language Arts 3-5 at Heritage University when my professor prepared us for the cold hard truth of teacher turnover. He warned us that more than half of teachers change professions after three years. Why… Continue reading Bloomz Teachers Bypass Burnout
Critical self-reflection is an important component to being a successful teacher. I’ve been thinking about how the first half of the school year went. Was it fulfilling? Did I anticipate it would go this way? I was recently inspired by Principal Kafele’s essay, SELF DETERMINATION: You Have Got to Want Success for Your Students BADLY! Principal Kafele… Continue reading Determined My Students Will Succeed!
Last week the latest Bloomz premium feature rolled out! Teachers are excited to share Engagement Reports with colleagues, administrators, and principals. It’s astounding to look at how much I’ve connected with my classroom community and we’re only halfway through the school year! If you have an evaluation or contract renewal coming up now is the right… Continue reading #BloomzSavesTime
March 2nd is National Read Across America Day! Students from coast-to-coast are picking up books and focusing their attention to the joy and importance of reading. Want to boost parent involvement in your classroom? Read Across America is the perfect holiday and Bloomz has the technology to help! With a convenient sign-up tool to organize… Continue reading Invite Parents for Read Across America Day
A retired teacher tells us how his last year of teaching was different than any other before, thanks to Bloomz. The below text, came from Jim Baker. A teacher who reached retirement after 37 years in education, and who enjoyed so much Bloomz he volunteered his awesome story to be shared with our community. Check… Continue reading My Last Year of Teaching