#elemchat April 28, 2012 : Report cards: How, what, and why?

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flourishingkids
23:00.
Welcome to #elemchat! Today's topic: Report Cards - How, What, and Why? #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:00
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CliveSir
23:01
RT @flourishingkids: Welcome to #elemchat! Today's topic: Report Cards - How, What, and Why? #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:01
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tcash
23:01
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tcash
23:01
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tcash
23:01
RT @flourishingkids: Please remember to use the #elemchat hashtag in your tweets in order to participate in the discussion #elemchat
CliveSir
23:02
What do YOU think of report cards? Join us NOW on #elemchat! | #edchat
flourishingkids
23:02
Here we go with Q1: What is the purpose of the report card? #elemchat
tcash
23:03
RT @flourishingkids: Here we go with Q1: What is the purpose of the report card? #elemchat
twhitford
23:03
@flourishingkids #elemchat looking forward to the discussion.
tcash
23:03
@flourishingkids I think that the purpose of the report card is to establish the profile of a learner at a given moment in time #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:03
A1: I struggle with what I want to be the purpose vs. what ends up being the use due to the format of our report card. #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:04
@twhitford Great to have you with us! #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:04
Yes! RT @tcash: I think that the purpose of the report card is to establish the profile of a learner at a given moment in time #elemchat
TeachersNet
23:04
Teacher Comments on Report Cards http://t.co/7YISt0ah #elemchat
tcash
23:05
RT @TeachersNet: Teacher Comments on Report Cards http://t.co/WLsU3rSF #elemchat
johntspencer
23:05
I think the lack of clarity regarding whether report cards are evaluative or descriptive causes lots of misconceptions. #elemchat
kyleredford
23:05
Q1 To provide parents w/ information about how their child is doing in class. It provides snapshots throughout the yr. #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:05
A1: I would love for the report card to be more of a narrative showing where a student is and what needs to happen next w/goals #elemchat
tcash
23:06
I think that the purpose of the report card, seen by the creator of the report card, will dictate the content. Diff't perpectives #elemchat
millerg6
23:06
A1. Summative feedback. Usually not much more than that. #elemchat
johntspencer
23:06
Bottom line: I would like report cards to be descriptive and evaluative, standards-based but also reflective #elemchat
kyleredford
23:06
Our reportcards are all narrative-no grades or numbers. THey are harder to write but more useful. #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:06
Which brings us to our next question: Q2: Who is the report card's intended audience? (parents? students? future schools?) #elemchat
tcash
23:07
@flourishingkids Agreed - though I agonize over the anecdotal part of our report card, it is potentially the most meaningful part #elemchat
tcash
23:07
RT @johntspencer: Bottom line: I would like report cards to be descriptive and evaluative, standards-based but also reflective #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:07
Me2 RT @johntspencer: Bottom line: I would like report cards to be descriptive and evaluative, standards-based but also reflective #elemchat
CliveSir
23:07
RT @flourishingkids: Q2: Who is the report card's intended audience? (parents? students? future schools?) #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:07
@tcash Well as you shared with me, yours is quite extensive. Our comments limited to 710 characters! #elemchat
johntspencer
23:07
Problem right now is that report cards are often convoluted, too vague, numbers-driven and too late to make a difference. #elemchat
johntspencer
23:08
@flourishingkids I think it should be students and parents #elemchat
kyleredford
23:08
Q2 We address our report cards to parents, but also the students. Student reflection also helps determine what will be included. #elemchat
weswils5
23:08
An report card should state how a child is doing in relation to learner outcomes ideally with quality written feedback. #elemchat
JosePopoff
23:08
With so many ways of delivering information how relevant are reportscards now? Official paper? School's stamp? #elemchat
johntspencer
23:08
@tcash @flourishingkids That's why I would love to combine report card with reflective portfolio. #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:09
A2: Our target audience is students and parents but consideration that future schools will see them is there. #elemchat
tcash
23:09
@flourishingkids Squeezing a whole trimester into a few paragraphs is painful! So much to say - celebrate growth, set goals! #elemchat
millerg6
23:09
@johntspencer especially "to late to make a difference." #elemchat
johntspencer
23:09
What if the report card wasn't a card? What if it was a blog? A portfolio? A video demonstrating learning? #elemchat
CliveSir
23:09
It's Report Card Time at the Milton Skating Club @Stephen_Hurley http://t.co/2A8UaVIH #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:09
@kyleredford That's great that student reflection is included. You are anticipating later questions :-) #elemchat
CEUtoolbox
23:09
If you can write teacher comments on report cards, here's a link with tips for teacher comments: http://t.co/ILslEDmv #elemchat
msewen
23:09
RT @johntspencer: What if the report card wasn't a card? What if it was a blog? A portfolio? A video demonstrating learning? #elemchat
kyleredford
23:10
@johntspencer yes, they are often ill-timed. By the time the parents get them, the student is often in a different place entirely. #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:10
Yes! RT @johntspencer: What if the report card wasnt a card? What if it was a blog? A portfolio? A video demonstrating learning? #elemchat
tcash
23:10
A2: In our very transient community, report card potentially for parents & future schools. Imp to give a clear picture of learner #elemchat
plnaugle
23:10
I think report cards are for parents - sometimes only connection to their child's schooling and something they are familiar with. #elemchat
whatedsaid
23:10
One hopes that feedback to students about their learning is happening all the time, so the report is for the parents, no? #elemchat
CliveSir
23:10
Report cards: "Recess…for teachers" @ElisaW5 http://t.co/6ujoKN1H #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:10
Q3: What do your report cards currently look like/include? Advantages/limitations? #elemchat
joe_bower
23:11
For best results, hold the grades http://t.co/rgxKTgHA #elemchat
kyleredford
23:11
@johntspencer I love those ideas! #elemchat
tcash
23:11
Agreed - provides context to comments! "@johntspencer: That's why I would love to combine report card with reflective portfolio. #elemchat
millerg6
23:11
@johntspencer Love this idea. Perhaps a periodic reflection of an ongoing digital portfolio. #elemchat
stefras
23:11
@johntspencer What "objective" conclusion could one get from that? (I agree with you BTW, particularly with increasing samples.) #elemchat
CliveSir
23:11
Report cards: "Grading. Where do I stand?" @joe_bower http://t.co/YsSaVs7X #elemchat
jbjimenez
23:11
RT @tcash: RT @TeachersNet: Teacher Comments on Report Cards http://t.co/B7wvr3eO #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:11
What is on the report card shouldn't come as a surprise to our students. They should know how they are doing. #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:12
Me too! RT @kyleredford: @johntspencer I love those ideas! #elemchat
jhox1
23:12
Would luv. MT@johntspencer: What if report card wasn't a card? What if it was a blog? A portfolio? A video demonstrating learning? #elemchat
plnaugle
23:12
Average of nine weeks' grades and can only put one canned comment per subject. Not a very good way to communicate abt learner. #elemchat
valruckes
23:12
A2 Reports card also provides next year's teacher with info about students who may be at-risk to see if same issues in current yr. #elemchat
CEUtoolbox
23:12
@johntspencer We agree. Students at this age change so much; a report card, even with commentary, seems insufficient. #elemchat
tcash
23:12
A3: We have a standards-based report card with many indicators and a 4-pt scale, plus a generous section for comments #elemchat
CliveSir
23:12
Report cards: Teacher Comments on Report Cards: ERIC http://t.co/5HGsDriI #elemchat
whatedsaid
23:12
But the report card should be only one part. not the only way and time parents hear about their kids' learning #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:12
@stefras Yes, but how "objective" are they really? #elemchat
beyondtech1
23:12
Report card comments should never be a surprise. #elemchat
tcash
23:12
RT @flourishingkids: What is on the report card shouldn't come as a surprise to our students. They should know how they are doing. #elemchat
johntspencer
23:12
I would like to see the report card reflect our shift toward the concept of mastery and qualitative feedback #elemchat
tcash
23:13
RT @johntspencer: I would like to see the report card reflect our shift toward the concept of mastery and qualitative feedback #elemchat
tcash
23:13
RT @whatedsaid: But the report card should be only one part. not the only way and time parents hear about their kids' learning #elemchat
jhox1
23:13
Q3 Our report card doesn't allow for comments. #elemchat #limitation
CliveSir
23:13
Many Schools Now Ban Report Cards, St Petersburg Times >>1937<< http://t.co/S2JcAajF #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:13
Yes! RT @johntspencer: I would like to see the report card reflect our shift toward the concept of mastery & qualitative feedback #elemchat
johntspencer
23:13
@stefras I think you would have to blend qualitative and quantitative. But it should be a numerical score. #elemchat
millerg6
23:13
#elemchat Perhaps students should write their own comments.
whatedsaid
23:13
The worst part of ours (letter grades) is government required. The best is the student's own reflection #elemchat
CEUtoolbox
23:13
RT @whatedsaid: But the report card should be only one part. not the only way and time parents hear about their kids' learning #elemchat
kyleredford
23:14
@flourishingkids They are not objective at all. I have been writing them for 26 yrs. and I feel a little fraudulent every time. #elemchat
judykmck
23:14
We have report card based on National Standards outcomes 4 Lit & Numeracy, and paper-based (at the moment) portfolio 4 other areas #elemchat
johntspencer
23:14
@beyondtech1 Speaking of comments, I hate the pre-set comments that we're supposed to use. #elemchat
beyondtech1
23:14
Standards is NOT standardization. #elemchat
jhox1
23:14
"@millerg6: #elemchat Perhaps students should write their own comments” Great idea!
CliveSir
23:14
#PTchat Archive 20120314 Your Child is a Pleasure to Have in Class @Joe_Mazza http://t.co/56B4uhGQ #elemchat
plnaugle
23:14
Students, parents, and I get a better feel for std's math capabilities by looking at IXL reports. Can be accessed anytime. #elemchat.
millerg6
23:14
@johntspencer And illustrate the development of 21st century competencies. #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:15
@kyleredford I know, that's why I chuckle when people try to claim that they are. SO much is subjective. #elemchat
tcash
23:15
@whatedsaid I wish our report cards had space for parent & student reflection! Dialog about growth btw learner, parents & teacher #elemchat
whatedsaid
23:15
@millerg6 We have a section for student reflection. #elemchat
beyondtech1
23:15
Our report cards - higher up you go the less comments there are and more letter grades. #elemchat
valruckes
23:15
Q3: Our report cards are based on state standards and benchmarks #elemchat
pottsedtech
23:15
I think MPs are too short for an assessment when you factor in holidays etc. #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:15
RT @tcash I wish our report cards had space for parent & student reflection! Dialog about growth btw learner, parents & teacher #elemchat
JosePopoff
23:16
RT @millerg6 A1. Summative feedback. Usually not much more than that. #elemchat
tcash
23:16
One thing I'm less happy about is that when our Ss go to secondary, they go from a 4-pt "mastery level" scale to percentage grades #elemchat
millerg6
23:16
@whatedsaid That's awesome. Do they write at school or at home with parents? #elemchat
CliveSir
23:16
What's the meaning of these marks? @joe_bower http://t.co/k6zE1hOK #elemchat
CEUtoolbox
23:16
@millerg6 @Christine Ruder, agreed! Writing their own comments would increase self-reflection. #elemchat
beyondtech1
23:16
@johntspencer Elem don't have pre-set comments, just the secondary and they are restrictive. Spot for personal comments. #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:17
We've begun to discuss a bit but here's Q4: Is there an ideal report card model? (Standards-based? Anecdotal? Grade-based? or...?) #elemchat
stefras
23:17
@flourishingkids That's my point. With the items @johntspencer pointed out you can see learning, not so with an "objective" score. #elemchat
millerg6
23:17
@pottsedtech They work really well. We have student led conferences. #esm11 #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:17
I would NOT like that! RT @johntspencer: @beyondtech1 Speaking of comments, I hate the pre-set comments that were supposed to use. #elemchat
joe_bower
23:17
If the report card is the only time parents pay attention to school then grades feel like a necessary evil. #elemchat
kyleredford
23:17
I admit the ritual of writing reports keeps me honest as a teacher and reveals any blind spots that I have developed abt a child. #elemchat
CliveSir
23:17
Report Cards: Advice and Suggested Comments http://t.co/R9ELYXVI #elemchat
plnaugle
23:17
Our RC are part of our online gradebook. Very sterile and not a very clear picture of the student's learning of standards. #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:18
@stefras Oh sorry.. must have misunderstood your tweet. Gotcha now :-) #elemchat
johntspencer
23:18
RT @beyondtech1: Standards is NOT standardization. #elemchat
joe_bower
23:18
Report cards that focus on testsandgrades encourage a fixed mindset. #elemchat
whatedsaid
23:18
See everything as an assessment and report on the student as a learner (rather than grades for assessment tasks only) #elemchat
tcash
23:18
@flourishingkids Sometimes I think ideal report cards are ones that would write themselves! Tend to 2nd guess myself, takes hours! #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:19
@kyleredford Yes, but not all are as aware and reflective. Many just continue to judge and label given the format limitations. #elemchat
beyondtech1
23:19
Our whole system is in the talks to change over to ?? talking about portfolio based now. But what about the entry to university! #elemchat
CliveSir
23:19
Kathy Schrock's Guide to Assessment http://t.co/NbK0sNAT #elemchat
stefras
23:19
@flourishingkids Not at all. You're response was great. As I suggested, a large, "representative" sampling would be excellent. #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:19
@tcash Me too! I find them an agonizing process and we do them 4 times each year. #elemchat
Darcy1968
23:19
Genuine educational #reform would focus on upgrading assessment, doing away with semester reports (as well as pen & paper exams). #elemchat
beyondtech1
23:19
Here here. RT @joe_bower Report cards that focus on tests and grades encourage a fixed mindset. #elemchat
plnaugle
23:19
@tcash My are created by hitting post to task button in gradebook. No thought process involved. Sad. #elemchat
plnaugle
23:19
@tcash My are created by hitting post to task button in gradebook. No thought process involved. Sad. #elemchat
joe_bower
23:19
My de-grading philosophy Q & A #elemchat http://t.co/3h3pBEq2
whatedsaid
23:19
@millerg6 At school. Best in classes where reflection on learning is constant /ongoing. Then report card comment comes naturally #elemchat
CliveSir
23:19
A must read: No Chances for Success Means You're Doomed to Failure @mrmatthewray http://t.co/fEBuE7C6 #elemchat
judykmck
23:20
Our reports give an idea of the child at this moment in time, with next steps included. #elemchat
kyleredford
23:20
@joe_bower Agreed. We are not in teaching to judge students, but to support them in their learning. #elemchat
acampbell99
23:20
@flourishingkids @johntspencer @tcash ON report cards do & it's only reluctantly used by parents. Dialogue must be more dynamic #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:20
@stefras Yes, and imagine if that continued as they progressed from yr to yr. A true picture of their development. #elemchat
CliveSir
23:20
Test scores are low, make them go up! @joe_bower http://t.co/WC2MiFDz #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:20
very sad! RT @plnaugle: @tcash My are created by hitting post to task button in gradebook. No thought process involved. Sad. #elemchat
plnaugle
23:20
Would rather have an online eportfolio of student's products over the year to assess learning. #elemchat
tcash
23:21
As a parent &educator, I think my view of ideal report cards may differ from other parents. I *love* rdg long comments- some don't #elemchat
jhox1
23:21
@plnaugle So are ours. Not really helpful communication w/parents. #elemchat
whatedsaid
23:21
@tcash Do you ask the kids what they think you write on their report cards? great exercise. #elemchat
tcash
23:21
RT @plnaugle: Would rather have an online eportfolio of student's products over the year to assess learning. #elemchat
kyleredford
23:21
@flourishingkids 4 times a year! That is insanity! Everything about that is wrong and the students are the real losers. #elemchat
stefras
23:21
@johntspencer One of the things we can't get away from is that assessment is comparative: to outcomes and peers. #meritocracy #elemchat
johntspencer
23:21
@joe_bower That's the problem I run into. I don't grade, but then I'm forced to grade in the final report card. It sucks. #elemchat
tcash
23:21
@whatedsaid Yes! I give them a blank report card and ask them to give me their input! Can be very insightful #elemchat
pernilleripp
23:21
Why the Report Card Should Be Getting an F http://t.co/QohE6myU my take on them #elemchat
johntspencer
23:21
@joe_bower So, I go for mastery, portfolios, student reflection and then I'm forced to give a letter grade. #elemchat
ICTmagic
23:22
See ICTmagic #edtech discoveries for 28 Apr on the ICTmagic mobile site at http://t.co/8UeHVuiw #elemchat
jhox1
23:22
"@plnaugle: Would rather have an online eportfolio of student's products over the year to assess learning. #elemchat” Me too!
flourishingkids
23:22
@kyleredford I know, I agree! It's way too time consuming and takes away from preparation of wonderful learning experiences! #elemchat
CliveSir
23:22
Ontario elem report cards video: Cooper, Myers, Kohn http://t.co/mq5rjnKV #elemchat
pernilleripp
23:22
Is the Report Card Obsolete? http://t.co/j3dALyjt #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:22
Q5: How do you prepare for report cards? What does your "report card preparation process” look like? #elemchat
tcash
23:22
RT @flourishingkids: Q5: How do you prepare for report cards? What does your "report card preparation process” look like? #elemchat
beyondtech1
23:22
We need to inform parents the broad range of assessments along a continuum.Expand beyond the expected. #elemchat
plnaugle
23:22
We are required to post an assessment grade once a week. Parents have access to portal but few ever access it. #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:22
Me 3! RT @jhox1: "@plnaugle: Would rather have an online eportfolio of students products over the year to assess learning. Me too! #elemchat
acaryamjr
23:22
RT @joe_bower: Report cards that focus on testsandgrades encourage a fixed mindset. #elemchat
CliveSir
23:22
Grading @alfiekohn http://t.co/ieGTgd9d #elemchat
BiancaH80
23:22
@plnaugle for parent-teacher night my Year 10 are creating eportfolios of work (drafts & polished) beats a report #elemchat
rdudgeon
23:22
"@joe_bower: Report cards that focus on testsandgrades encourage a fixed mindset. #elemchat” @jds310 @abiwoldhuis
pernilleripp
23:22
and let's face it, doling out arbitrary percentages takes a lot less time than feedback etc #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:23
Great idea! RT @whatedsaid: @tcash Do you ask the kids what they think you write on their report cards? great exercise. #elemchat
stefras
23:23
@flourishingkids For an example of this, check out @gcouros's http://t.co/VxVIvsRe Q. what portfolio looks like (near bottom). #elemchat
plnaugle
23:23
I don't view report cards as effective way to communicate with parents. They have my cell phone and can call anytime. #elemchat
pernilleripp
23:23
I prepare by speaking to students about what their grades should be http://t.co/8V1LcnsR #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:23
@stefras Thank you! Will definitely check it out after the chat. #elemchat
CliveSir
23:24
Students define letter grades @pernilleripp http://t.co/wreNK2yY #elemchat
joe_bower
23:24
@johntspencer it does suck but if we bring the kids in on deriving the grade, the situation can be salvaged #elemchat
whatedsaid
23:24
Often the parents wants exactly the kind of reporting that we as teachers don't find valuable... Comparative grades etc #elemchat
plnaugle
23:24
Super! RT @BiancaH80 for parent-teacher night my Year 10 are creating eportfolios of work (drafts & polished) beats a report #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:25
I have mid quarter conferences with students& we talk about how they're doing, what they need from me. Much more valuable than rc #elemchat
S_Lovelace
23:25
@flourishingkids is it important to list individual skills on the report card or just subject headings 'math' 'reading' etc #elemchat
tcash
23:25
I surround myself with a kid's work, ensure I have some kind of evidence for each indicator. I write at least 6 paragraphs/ child #elemchat
plnaugle
23:25
@whatedsaid I believe some parents are abt competitive grades. Want to know their child's ranking. #elemchat
whatedsaid
23:26
@rdudgeon We have portfolios, three way interviews, phone calls, blogs... Report card is just one thing. #elemchat
kyleredford
23:26
Report prep involves a lot of student reflection (oral+written) and then I spend many hrs reviewing work. I actually learn a lot. #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:26
@S_Lovelace Great question. I think that students sometimes need attention in certain areas. Depends on grade level, right? #elemchat
CEUtoolbox
23:26
In my parent role, I learn more from my child's teacher and my child about progress than I do from a report card grade. #elemchat
Mcoaty
23:26
@flourishingkids Like the idea. Having stud/teacher conf regularly may lead to more stud responsibility #elemchat
tcash
23:26
Comments 6 paragraphs: cross-curricular competencies (work habits), lang arts, math, science, soc stud. & goals for next trimester #elemchat
CliveSir
23:26
The effects of grading and loads more by @alfiekohn http://t.co/XoBUPyHo #elemchat
valruckes
23:26
Info I get from conferring with students during reading and writing workshops is valuable. #elemchat
plnaugle
23:27
Instead of report card have students write a blog post about what they've learned during the quarter. #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:27
@Mcoaty Thanks, it works very well. Time consuming but so worth it! #elemchat
joe_bower
23:27
Here's how I work with parents to move away from grading #elemchat http://t.co/5ypCDukr
twhitford
23:27
@beyondtech1 I love the portfolio based idea, especially when combined w/ PBL. Stdnt lead Conf! Sounds great! #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:28
Q6: What tools and strategies used to document student learning prove most useful during report card preparation? #elemchat
beyondtech1
23:28
Ive done a 3 way conference - report card is nothing more than a summary of the meeting. #elemchat
plnaugle
23:28
If report cards didn't exist, what would we do instead? #elemchat
mrsmelva
23:28
#elemchat hi, I've been lurking here in northern SK. We do rc 4 times a yr w/conference pretty much "old school" type with a few comments
stefras
23:28
RT @plnaugle: If report cards didn't exist, what would we do instead? #elemchat #edchat
joe_bower
23:28
Assessment is not a spreadsheet -- it's a conversation #elemchat
tcash
23:28
RT @flourishingkids: Q6: What tools & strategies used to document student learning prove most useful during report card prep? #elemchat
whatedsaid
23:28
@tcash Last year we reduced the content of report cards, rather have more ways to report to parents eg interviews and portfolios. #elemchat
CliveSir
23:29
Report Card Comments @ScottJantzen http://t.co/Qmg5RLbW #elemchat
Mcoaty
23:29
Referencing stud work (evidence) in the rc often paints a better picture of stud growth over time - less focus on letter grade #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:29
A6: I find that since using gdocs to give students feedback in writing, I have an easier time tracking progress/doing r/c #elemchat
beyondtech1
23:29
@twhitford Works well with a 3 way conference before. #elemchat
valruckes
23:29
@plnaugle I gave my students surveys about their blogging experiences which provided me with lots of good feedback #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:29
Yes! RT @twhitford: @beyondtech1 I love the portfolio based idea, especially when combined w/ PBL. Stdnt lead Conf! Sounds great! #elemchat
CliveSir
23:30
@mrsmelva Welcome to #elemchat Melva :)
TeachersNet
23:30
RT @joe_bower: Here's how I work with parents to move away from grading #elemchat http://t.co/5ypCDukr
plnaugle
23:30
Hate when kids say. "Thanks for giving me an A in math." I don't give grades, I just report them. #elemchat
mrsmelva
23:30
#elemchat apparently we will be using Pearson Power School next year no exp with it yet but I don't expect it to be geared to k/1 learners
flourishingkids
23:30
It's disturbing to me how a grade on a paper shuts down the learning process. Makes me SO want to ditch grades, focus on feedback #elemchat
kyleredford
23:30
Here is the ugly truth: some of my students claim that they find grades motivating. "I'm doing much better w/grades this yr." yuck #elemchat
CEUtoolbox
23:31
@flourishingkids @valruckes, very important. Periodic check-ins with students before report card time ARE invaluable. #elemchat
whatedsaid
23:31
@Mcoaty Do you think we are reporting on students' 'work' or their learning? #elemchat
tcash
23:31
A6 Anecdotal notes taken using NoteShelf app & Evernote usually my most valuable source, then student work, not much numeric stuff #elemchat
CliveSir
23:31
You're holding that pencil wrong @stumpteacher http://t.co/jL9Acod5 #elemchat
johntspencer
23:31
I keep an assessment grid on Google Docs with each student: objectives, student feedback, my feedback, FAME level all on a table #elemchat
hrogerson
23:31
RT @joe_bower: Assessment is not a spreadsheet -- it's a conversation #elemchat
Mcoaty
23:31
@plnaugle Agree, I generally reply by saying you "earned" the grade, I didn't give you the grade #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:31
@tcash Love that idea of using Evernote for notes. Haven't tried NoteShelf #elemchat
CliveSir
23:32
RT @joe_bower: Assessment is not a spreadsheet -- it's a conversation #elemchat
Mcoaty
23:32
A6 I've used Gdocs, I've never thought of using Evernote - good idea #elemchat
tcash
23:32
Would love to see an example if at all possible! RT @johntspencer: I keep an assessment grid on Google Docs with each student #elemchat
utalaniz
23:32
@flourishingkids Students appreciate immediate & helpful feedback. #elemchat
plnaugle
23:32
If we are tasked with creating lifelong learners, what role does report cards have in that? Who will "grade" them through life? #elemchat
kyleredford
23:32
@plnaugle Yes, and it implies that grades are relationship based. #elemchat
tcash
23:32
@flourishingkids Noteshelf replaces the bazillion post-it notes I used to write (and sometimes lose) about kids on the fly #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:33
@johntspencer That's great. I need to be doing something easier than my trad. gradebook &online gradebook that I do not love. #elemchat
CEUtoolbox
23:33
@plnaugle "I don't give grades, I just report them." So true; accountability belongs to each student. #elemchat
CliveSir
23:33
Opting out of Grading @joe_bower http://t.co/46NoxXhA #elemchat
CliveSir
23:33
Portfolios Published @hadleyjf http://t.co/XpnMd4Bf #elemchat
tcash
23:34
RT @flourishingkids: Q7: How do you decide what to include in report card comments? (Context, assessment results, etc...) #elemchat
plnaugle
23:34
Spelling pretest 100, spelling posttest 100 - what learning took place? #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:34
@tcash Haha.. I know what you mean! Teachers must make those post-it people quite rich. I've even got my kids hooked on them. #elemchat
valruckes
23:34
Would like to see students blog in classrooms from year to year and see writing progress over a span of grade levels. #elemchat
cpaterso
23:34
RT @tcash I wish our report cards had space for parent & student reflection! Dialog about growth btw learner, parents & teacher #elemchat
90_maz
23:34
RT @joe_bower: Assessment is not a spreadsheet -- it's a conversation #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:34
@utalaniz Yes, they really do. They love their time talking about their progress and challenges. #elemchat
cpaterso
23:35
RT @joe_bower: Report cards that focus on testsandgrades encourage a fixed mindset. #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:35
MT @valruckes: Would like to see students blog in classrooms from year 2 year & see writing progress over a span of grade levels. #elemchat
twhitford
23:35
#elemchat newest problem is, States requiring El Ed schools 2 use 4pt. grd scale now. Grades linked 2 tchrs 4 acctblty purposes
kyleredford
23:35
@valruckes That is a great idea. It hasn't always been possible to show that kind of progression over time. #elemchat
joe_bower
23:35
Students should experience their successes & failures not as reward & punishment but as information. #elemchat
akwc
23:35
@johntspencer is there any parent/student visibility to the Doc? or is it just a log that informs the reports? #elemchat
plnaugle
23:35
Best evaluation of learning, can student teach skills, processes, etc to others. #elemchat
teachteKBeck
23:35
Unfortunately it is the parents who fight for report cards so that they can know the "ranking" of their student. #elemchat
valruckes
23:35
Always start with a positive comment and then focus what WE should continue to work on. #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:36
A7: Our comments section is limited to 710 characters so it's sort of like trying to give good feedback in a tweet or a haiku. #elemchat
cpaterso
23:36
RT @kyleredford: @joe_bower Agreed. We are not in teaching to judge students, but to support them in their learning. #elemchat
tcash
23:36
RT @joe_bower: Students should experience their successes & failures not as reward & punishment but as information. #elemchat
CliveSir
23:36
Loads on "Abolishing grading" by @joe_bower http://t.co/xDkMHwqZ #elemchat
Julestheteacher
23:36
RT @joe_bower: Assessment is not a spreadsheet -- it's a conversation #elemchat
AnIowaTeacher
23:36
RT @teachteKBeck: Unfortunately it is the parents who fight for report cards so that they can know the "ranking" of their student. #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:36
With the possibilities for eportfolios that grow from year to year, don't we have so many alternatives we could use? #elemchat
TeachersNet
23:37
RT @joe_bower: Students should experience their successes & failures not as reward & punishment but as information. #elemchat
twhitford
23:37
@flourishingkids Agreed! Feedback & constructive critique far more valuable. Especially when timely. #elemchat
cpaterso
23:37
RT @joe_bower: Assessment is not a spreadsheet -- it's a conversation #elemchat
AnIowaTeacher
23:37
@teachteKBeck That is so true! #elemchat
teachteKBeck
23:37
I have had parents request not to have their kids in my class because I try to de-emphasize grading, I do not use grades to punish #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:38
And a related question: Q8: Do you choose comments from a "ban" of phrases or do you write your own? #elemchat
CliveSir
23:38
@Cybraryman1 's Parent-Teacher Communications page http://t.co/7kYnfJBL #elemchat
plnaugle
23:38
I continue to learn each day, and no one is going to give me a report card. Would students be motivated without grades? #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:38
Um, Yes.. so crazy, right? RT @plnaugle: Spelling pretest 100, spelling posttest 100 - what learning took place? #elemchat
whatedsaid
23:38
@plnaugle You get an A for that statement :-) #elemchat
tcash
23:39
@flourishingkids Everything is original! Write my own comments, and agonize over every word! #elemchat
CliveSir
23:39
@Cybraryman1's Grading page http://t.co/nWn8OgSl #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:39
Yes, me too! RT @tcash: @flourishingkids Everything is original! Write my own comments, and agonize over every word! #elemchat
johntspencer
23:39
@joe_bower So when do we get to blow up the Death Star? #elemchat #jedichat
cybraryman1
23:40
My Grading page http://t.co/dmhe4YQM #elemchat
whatedsaid
23:40
A8 If you choose the comments from a bank, you aren't even reporting authentically on the learning. What's the value in that? #elemchat
johntspencer
23:40
@akwc The students can view it. Some parents opt-in to see it as well #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:40
Actually, in researching for this chat today, I found some sites with pretty scary recommended comments. #elemchat
cingy3
23:40
@valruckes Like the blogging idea;shows growth but favors the linguistic student.What about the logical/mathematical child? #elemchat
plnaugle
23:40
Okay this really made me LOL. RT @whatedsaid: @plnaugle You get an A for that statement :-) #elemchat
twhitford
23:40
Agreed! MT @flourishingkids: With the possibilities 4 eportfolios growing each year, don't we have many alternatives we could use? #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:41
Q9: What elements should *not* be included in a report card? #elemchat
whatedsaid
23:41
@Mcoaty Is that a reflection of what happens in the classroom? More focus on work than learning? #elemchat
valruckes
23:42
@cingy3 We could show mathematical thinking on blog post too, right? #elemchat
tcash
23:42
RT @flourishingkids: Q9: What elements should *not* be included in a report card? #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:42
@whatedsaid Isn't it crazy that some teachers are forced to use comments from a bank? Are they mistrusting teachers? #elemchat
whatedsaid
23:42
@TeachersNet Maybe, but then adapt for the individual learner! #elemchat
joe_bower
23:42
@johntspencer with every tweet & blog post we inch our way down the Trench Run. #elemchat #jedichat
CEUtoolbox
23:42
@flourishingkids, examples of "scary recommended comments", please! #elemchat
mrsmelva
23:42
@flourishingkids #elemchat definitely write my own comments, would hate to have to used canned comments
twhitford
23:42
@teachteKBeck Psyco rents....I need my kid to have 4.0 in 2nd grade. Glad it's not my parent. #elemchat
AnIowaTeacher
23:42
@flourishingkids For us, it's what we come up with, no bank. #elemchat
tcash
23:42
A9: Well, for one thing, personal judgments about the student should be omitted! "Sally is a *pleasant student..." ugh! #elemchat
kyleredford
23:43
Q9 Anything even hinting at a "grade" should be eliminated. They are dishonest, harmful and distracting. #elemchat
whatedsaid
23:43
@tcash Agree re personal statements. So many teachers do it though! Should be reporting on the learning #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:43
@CEUtoolbox Oh, referring to comments that are very subjective and label students. So many I saw..can't recall one at this moment #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:43
@tcash Exactly! #elemchat
Mcoaty
23:43
@flourishingkids Yes, using a comment bank limits authentic expression. You would hope that the rc isn't the only communication #elemchat
cingy3
23:43
@plnaugle #elemchat Great idea; needs tools to record this level of achievement. @evernote would be a good tool
flourishingkids
23:43
Yes, us too! RT @AnIowaTeacher: @flourishingkids For us, its what we come up with, no bank. #elemchat
kjolson66
23:43
RT @whatedsaid: We encourage our teachers to report on student as a learner, not on the 'work' they do #elemchat
plnaugle
23:43
Think list of canned RC comments came about because teachers posted inappropriate comments. #elemchat
joe_bower
23:44
Assessment Simplified #elemchat http://t.co/oOMPEiC8
BebbPEteach
23:44
RT @joe_bower: My de-grading philosophy Q & A #elemchat http://t.co/3h3pBEq2
flourishingkids
23:44
@mrsmelva I would be very unhappy with being forced to use a comment bank. It is tricky with our system though with char. limit. #elemchat
plnaugle
23:44
@MsMensing I agree, Students who know list on Monday need a challenge. Spelling City is good for this. #elemchat
jwardlaw
23:44
RT @joe_bower: Students should experience their successes & failures not as reward & punishment but as information. #elemchat
CliveSir
23:44
Canned RC comments because teachers can't spell or use grammar :) #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:45
@plnaugle Yes, how about training teachers? Oh, wait..that would make sense ;-) #elemchat
kyleredford
23:45
@tcash Yes, I couldn't agree more. A wise mentor once advised me never to judge in a report--only make specific observations. #elemchat
plnaugle
23:45
@cingy3 Yes, I'm exploring using Evernote for each student's eportfolio for next year. #elemchat
whatedsaid
23:45
@CliveSir That is not so funny! Quite real actually :-) #elemchat
talkcounts
23:45
What is hard is that we have a tendency to report averages and not necessarily progress #elemchat
AskBj
23:45
RT @joe_bower: Assessment is not a spreadsheet -- it's a conversation #elemchat
johntspencer
23:46
@akwc They use it when they plan their own intervention and indie projects #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:46
My background as a therapist/social worker helped me in knowing how to write observable and objective comments. #elemchat
mikallaane
23:46
RT @joe_bower: Assessment is not a spreadsheet -- it's a conversation #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:46
Q10: How do you prepare parents to receive report cards for students who are having difficulties? #elemchat
tcash
23:46
A9 Description of activities should be limited to just providing context. It's not about what they did, but how they've grown #elemchat
johntspencer
23:46
@akwc And we go to the document once a week when I do student-teacher conferences #elemchat
plnaugle
23:46
@Mcoaty @flourishingkids I've seen some supposedly actual report card comments on line that made me cringe. #elemchat
talkcounts
23:46
I hate it when students grade performance doesn't really reflect what they are doing or have learned #elemchat
whatedsaid
23:46
RT @tcash: A9 Descrip of activities shld be limited to just providing context. It's not about what they did, but how they've grown #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:46
RT @tcash:Description of activities should be limited to just providing context. Its not about what they did, but how theyve grown #elemchat
tcash
23:47
RT @flourishingkids: Q10: How do you prepare parents to receive report cards for students who are having difficulties? #elemchat
cingy3
23:47
@valruckes Through written explanation unless students have tool that acts as a pencil to communicate effectively with numbers #elemchat
akwc
23:47
@johntspencer own intervention? #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:47
@cpaterso Yes, agreed! #elemchat
alenord
23:47
RT @joe_bower: Students should experience their successes & failures not as reward & punishment but as information. #elemchat
whatedsaid
23:47
@cpaterso Yes, at my school, everything changes between primary and sec! #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:47
@plnaugle Yes, me too, Paula. I wonder how many teachers send out report cards that haven't even been reviewed by anyone else. #elemchat
valruckes
23:47
Our parents have to sign a parent compact. Outline commitments for teacher, student, and parents. #elemchat
connors934
23:47
RT @joe_bower: Students should experience their successes & failures not as reward & punishment but as information. #elemchat
jlyon300
23:48
RT @joe_bower: Assessment Simplified #elemchat http://t.co/oOMPEiC8
talkcounts
23:48
@whatedsaid @tcash Agree but that is not what teachers report: instead they report he/she got an B, then C etc and it averages: C #elemchat
kyleredford
23:48
@talkcounts Yes, grade averages tie the student to his past work even if he has made steady progress. It eliminates the narrative #elemchat
tcash
23:49
A10 Students who are stuggling have parents who have been contacted several times before report cards come along! #elemchat
plnaugle
23:49
What is parents' reaction when you use rubrics for grading? Most of my parents seem to like them. Set expectations upfront. #elemchat
whatedsaid
23:49
@talkcounts I'm not sure what teachers you are referring to... #elemchat
cingy3
23:49
#elemchat Used to write narrative reports which, though time consuming, clearly shared child's progress. Now using standards based RC :(
flourishingkids
23:49
A10: We have to tell parents midway thru quarter if a student is struggling. A prog report is sent home. Lots of documentation #elemchat
johntspencer
23:49
@akwc Yeah, I ask them to craft their own customized intervention. #elemchat
twhitford
23:49
Agreed! RT @connors934: RT Students should experience their successes & failures not as reward & punishment but as information. #elemchat
rondargh
23:50
RT @johntspencer: What if the report card wasn't a card? What if it was a blog? A portfolio? A video demonstrating learning? #elemchat
plnaugle
23:50
One of our canned comments on RC #19 Student is in danger of receiving a failing grade for this quarter. #elemchat
cpaterso
23:50
@Darcy1968 @akwc We need to make voices heard and become more political, but the reality is that reform begins in my classroom. #elemchat
talkcounts
23:50
@whatedsaid My site and the sites I'm familiar with #elemchat
learningfy
23:50
RT @ICTmagic See ICTmagic #edtech discoveries for 28 Apr on the ICTmagic mobile site at http://t.co/Ad14NQhi #elemchat
CEUtoolbox
23:50
@valruckes, wish all schools had parent compact ... #elemchat
cpaterso
23:51
RT @whatedsaid: @cpaterso At my school, everything changes between primary and sec! #elemchat
tcash
23:51
We send home bi-weekly Friday reports, filled in by teacher & student+ space for student & parent reflection, along w work sampels #elemchat
DCulberhouse
23:51
RT @twhitford: #elemchat newest problem; States requiring El Ed schools 2 use 4pt. grd scale now. Grades linked 2 tchrs 4 acctblty purposes
danieldmccabe
23:51
RT @joe_bower: Here's how I work with parents to move away from grading #elemchat http://t.co/5ypCDukr
tdikeman
23:51
RT @whatedsaid: If you choose comments from a bank, you aren't reporting authentically on the learning. What's the value in that? #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:51
Q11: How can report cards be used as a tool for growth and learning? #elemchat
Mcoaty
23:51
A10 Communication is key. Reviewing the rc w/stud before they go home may be beneficial - can lead to goal setting #elemchat
cingy3
23:51
@plnaugle #elemchat I'd love to talk more about how you are setting this up. Maybe during the summer?
flourishingkids
23:51
@tcash That's a great idea. We send work home each Friday, but the comm. is one way. #elemchat
twhitford
23:52
LOL! RT @plnaugle: One of our canned comments on RC #19 Student is in danger of receiving a failing grade for this quarter. #elemchat
akwc
23:52
@johntspencer so, intervention = personal action plan / goal setting etc? #elemchat
CliveSir
23:52
RT @flourishingkids: Q11: How can report cards be used as a tool for growth and learning? #elemchat
plnaugle
23:52
Maybe we should construct report cards for teachers and parents too. #notserious #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:52
RT @Mcoaty: A10 Communication is key. Reviewing the rc w/stud before they go home may be beneficial - can lead to goal setting #elemchat
gregcollins2010
23:52
RT @joe_bower: Assessment is not a spreadsheet -- it's a conversation #elemchat
kyleredford
23:52
@tcash That sounds brilliant, but how sustainable is that from the teacher end? Have you found ways to do that efficiently? #elemchat
valruckes
23:52
@cingy3 Writing should occur across curriculum. Written responses to math inquiries also important for students to be able to do. #elemchat.
plnaugle
23:52
@cingy3 Definitely, we can compare thoughts and ideas via Skype. #elemchat
algotruneman
23:53
RT @joe_bower: Students should experience their successes & failures not as reward & punishment but as information. #elemchat
JennRegruth
23:53
@plnaugle I think so too! I give my Spelling tests "cold" on Monday and then move all those that get 100 to a challenge list! #elemchat
cingy3
23:53
@tcash @flourishingkids #elemchat There should be no surprises as I make sure to communicate with parents b4 rc gets sent home
Mcoaty
23:53
A 11 - Have stud reflect on their learning via rc may lead to more responsibility and awareness of problem/strength areas #elemchat
twhitford
23:53
Much easier if portfolio report. RT @flourishingkids: Q11: How can report cards be used as a tool for growth and learning? #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:53
Hmm.. trifecta! RT @plnaugle: Maybe we should construct report cards for teachers and parents too. #notserious #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:54
Yes! RT @Mcoaty: Have stud reflect on their learning via rc may lead to more responsibility & awareness of problem/strength areas #elemchat
profduemer
23:54
RT @joe_bower: Students should experience their successes & failures not as reward & punishment but as information. #elemchat
tcash
23:54
@kyleredford Forms are quite simple, with more room for comments. Sometimes it's just a sentence or two, sometimes more. #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:54
@cingy3 Yes, me too! #elemchat
kyleredford
23:55
@Mcoaty Yes, the reflection goal-setting part redeems all of the work that teachers put into the review. It makes rc valuable. #elemchat
SandiDS
23:55
@cpaterso I love the reflection aspect, I teach K although it would be limited, it could certainly be introduced and implemented #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:55
A11: I love the model of student led conferences& hope that eventually we can tie those into our way of giving feedback to parents #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:56
Q12: How can students be involved in assessing their performance/ contributing to the report card? #elemchat
plnaugle
23:56
Think report cards will fade into the sunset one of these days. Not appropriate for today's education system. #elemchat
tcash
23:56
A11: A report card is a tool for growth when it sits on table between learner & caring adults having a real convo about growth #elemchat
8rinaldi
23:56
@flourishingkids @Mcoaty Our Ss reflect on narrative reports before S/L conf pres with parents. Know themselves well as learners #elemchat
kyleredford
23:56
@tcash I love the idea. Does the process replace report cards or supplement them? #elemchat
whatedsaid
23:56
Student led conferences http://t.co/7eHK7KUV #elemchat
CliveSir
23:56
Many Schools Now Ban Report Cards, St Petersburg Times >>1937<< http://t.co/S2JcAajF #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:57
RT @tcash: A report card is a tool for growth when it sits on table between learner & caring adults having a real convo abt growth #elemchat
MonaAlBader
23:57
RT @flourishingkids: Q12: How can students be involved in assessing their performance/ contributing to the report card? #elemchat
tcash
23:57
A12: Include students in the assessment, evaluation and reporting process - give them a voice/space on the report card #elemchat
plnaugle
23:57
@tcash But a report card typically doesn't show growth, just reports an average of grades earned during a quarter. #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:57
@8rinaldi That's fantastic. #elemchat
whatedsaid
23:57
Feed the elephant :-) http://t.co/ZZXx4ztZ #elemchat
OCTELA
23:57
RT @vocabgal: Engage even the most recalcitrant students with Vocabulary Toss! http://t.co/6hzgXG1j #engchat #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:57
RT @tcash: A12: Include students in the assessment, evaluation and reporting process - give them a voice/space on the report card #elemchat
learningtouch
23:57
@flourishingkids What about writing a self evaluation? Start doing, Stop Doing, Keep Doing #elemchat
CEUtoolbox
23:58
RT @whatedsaid: Student led conferences http://t.co/7eHK7KUV #elemchat
ajcorrigan
23:58
RT @joe_bower: Students should experience their successes & failures not as reward & punishment but as information. #elemchat
mzzlee
23:58
@flourishingkids was JUST thinkin' of student led conferences. Was that way in my school years ago--the advisors met w stu & prt #elemchat
plnaugle
23:58
@tcash Now having a convo over an eportfolio and its contents, that would be powerful. #elemchat
tcash
23:58
@kyleredford Friday reports are like the ongoing communication piece - also have 3 report cards per year & 2 official conferences #elemchat
CEUtoolbox
23:58
Have learned so much this hour about report cards and assessment. Thanks, everyone! #elemchat
valruckes
23:58
Talk to students about how they see themselves as learners and what areas They think they need to work on. #elemchat
kyleredford
23:58
I couldn't write report cards w/out students input because their experience and sense of their own progress is essential. #elemchat
teachteKBeck
23:58
RT @plnaugle: Think report cards will fade into the sunset one of these days.I agree and can't wait! #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:58
Sounds great! RT @learningtouch: @flourishingkids What about writing a self evaluation? Start doing, Stop Doing, Keep Doing #elemchat
whatedsaid
23:58
RT @tcash: A report card is a tool for growth when it sits on table between learner & caring adults having a real convo abt growth #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:58
@mzzlee I am going to strongly suggest those at my site. Maybe I can pilot them! #elemchat
MonaAlBader
23:59
RT @flourishingkids: Q11: How can report cards be used as a tool for growth and learning? #elemchat
tcash
23:59
@plnaugle Ours has a scale that means Progressing, Approaching Standard, Proficient or Advanced... #elemchat
flourishingkids
23:59
As we wrap up this great hour: Please post your discussion ideas here for future chats. http://t.co/LC7RRJES #elemchat
kyleredford
23:59
@tcash And you are a superteacher :-) Wow! #elemchat
plnaugle
23:59
Thanks for sharing your thoughts about report cards. Going out to celebrate a dear friend's birthday. #elemchat
alenord
23:59
RT @joe_bower: Here's how I work with parents to move away from grading #elemchat http://t.co/5ypCDukr
mzzlee
23:59
@plnaugle i think that is true... What formats do you think would be used instead of report cards? #elemchat
cingy3
23:59
ditto "@tcash: @kyleredford Friday reports ongoing communication piece-also have 3 report cards per year & 2 official conferences #elemchat
mrsjoananderson
00:00
RT @valruckes: Talk to students about how they see themselves as learners and what areas They think they need to work on. #elemchat
8rinaldi
00:00
@plnaugle @tcash We are implementing eportfolios for next year on Google sites - in planning stages right now - can't wait #elemchat
valruckes
00:00
Student Self-Assessment: I can do this & explain it to someone else, I can do this, I can do this with help/support. #elemchat
MonaAlBader
00:00
RT @flourishingkids: Q10: How do you prepare parents to receive report cards for students who are having difficulties? #elemchat
flourishingkids
00:00
Thanks to all the moderators who help behind the scenes: @tcash @gret @JoAnnJacobs68 @CliveSir @whatedsaid @louwinsr @doriedance #elemchat
plnaugle
00:00
@mathmurd Thanks for sharing that. Really what does that tell you about your learning in HS? Gave me a chuckle. #elemchat
tcash
00:00
@kyleredford hardly! :-) Sometimes it's not 2 weeks between Friday reports... sometimes 3 or 4 weeks :-S #elemchat
flourishingkids
00:01
Tonight's #elemchat archive and resources will be posted here within 48hrs: http://t.co/wcW8ZIBb #elemchat
flourishingkids
00:01
Thanks to all of the #elemchat participants today! We couldn't do it without you :) #elemchat
CliveSir
00:01
@flourishingkids Thanks for piloting us thru report card minefield :) #elemchat
whatedsaid
00:02
Bear this in mind when you write your report cards :-) http://t.co/VxAdZNIL #elemchat
plnaugle
00:02
@tcash The term report card doesn't seem to fit what you have created. Evaluation of learning report would be better term maybe. #elemchat
DrSpikeCook
00:02
RT @CliveSir: RT @whatedsaid "If you want an elephant to grow, feed it, don't weigh it" http://t.co/iqctcciz #elemchat
MonaAlBader
00:02
RT @flourishingkids: And a related question: Q8: Do you choose comments from a "ban" of phrases or do you write your own? #elemchat
MonaAlBader
00:02
RT @joe_bower: Students should experience their successes & failures not as reward & punishment but as information. #elemchat
flourishingkids
00:02
Don't forget to keep the discussion going everyday about anything related to #elemchat. #elemchat
DrSpikeCook
00:02
RT @teachteKBeck: RT @plnaugle: Think report cards will fade into the sunset one of these days.I agree and can't wait! #elemchat
flourishingkids
00:03
You both are in my book! >> RT @kyleredford: @tcash And you are a superteacher :-) Wow! #elemchat
MiglooTeacher
00:03
RT @whatedsaid: Feed the elephant :-) http://t.co/ZZXx4ztZ #elemchat
mzzlee
00:03
@whatedsaid that looks fab! Thanks for sharing it! I believe it will help create lots of good ideas... #elemchat
EduJen
00:04
RT @CliveSir: Kathy Schrock's Guide to Assessment http://t.co/NbK0sNAT #elemchat
tcash
00:04
Thanks to @flourishingkids & awesome #elemchat team members @CliveSir @whatedsaid @gret for this week's chat. You get 100% A+ in my books!
CliveSir
00:04
Tune in for next week's #elemchat: "How to meet the needs of gifted students in the regular classroom? "
msewen
00:04
RT @joe_bower: Assessment is not a spreadsheet -- it's a conversation #elemchat
flourishingkids
00:04
@ALCbyHaydenLee I agree with you! Why not focus on the learner's reflection on his/her progress? #elemchat
EduJen
00:04
RT @CliveSir: Ontario elem report cards video: Cooper, Myers, Kohn http://t.co/mq5rjnKV #elemchat
tcash
00:05
Thank you! I'll consider it a compliment! RT @plnaugle: @tcash The term report card doesn't seem to fit what you have created. #elemchat
ollythedolly
00:05
RT @joe_bower: Assessment is not a spreadsheet -- it's a conversation #elemchat
flourishingkids
00:06
@tcash Thank YOU Tania..I appreciate your hard work and commitment to this chat :-) #elemchat
whatedsaid
00:06
@Mcoaty What is the purpose of the work? Something to think about :-) #elemchat
MauiMickey
00:06
RT @joe_bower: Assessment is not a spreadsheet -- it's a conversation #elemchat
mzzlee
00:06
@flourishingkids Hmmm!...sounds like a (good) plan! #elemchat
dan_bowen
00:07
RT @CliveSir: RT @joe_bower: Assessment is not a spreadsheet -- it's a conversation #elemchat
rdudgeon
00:07
"@whatedsaid: @cpaterso Yes, at my school, everything changes between primary and sec! #elemchat” and this is a big problem!
kyleredford
00:08
@tcash @flourishingkids @clivesir Once again, thank you for hosting another thoughtful elemchat. #elemchat
ChrisStogdill
00:08
RT @cybraryman1: My teacher comments on My Teacher Tools pg http://t.co/F9vuloGa #elemchat loved #edcampbos today http://t.co/AxsMedZU
flourishingkids
00:09
Thank you @kyleredford for joing us! I love this chat! @tcash @clivesir #elemchat
dan_bowen
00:10
RT @whatedsaid: Bear this in mind when you write your report cards :-) http://t.co/VxAdZNIL #elemchat
akwc
00:10
@johntspencer nicely scaffolded. Is FAME school wide, of your approach? @Paige928 #elemchat
MrMatthewRay
00:11
RT @CliveSir: A must read: No Chances for Success Means You're Doomed to Failure @mrmatthewray http://t.co/fEBuE7C6 #elemchat