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  • Grading- How and why?

    By: Aaron Morrison | September, 2012 | 4,545 views | 1 Comment | Posted in: Classroom Management, Common Core State Standards

    We are excited to welcome back Ken O’Connor as our guest blogger. This is Ken’s second post for Pearson!
    Ken is an independent educational consultant who specializes in issues relating to the communication of student achievement, especially grading and reporting. You can read more about Ken O’Connor on his website.
    In my last blog post, I set out to show how I think grades should be determined; in this post, I will explain why I think grades should be determined in those ways.
    There are four P’s that combine to produce implementation of …

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  • Ken O’Connor: Is Your School Standards-Based?

    By: Aaron Morrison | September, 2011 | 4,620 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Management, Common Core State Standards, Education Reform

    Earlier this week, Ken O’Connor wrote an article about standards-based instruction for the Pearson FWD blog. This informative article highlights that despite the shift of 43 states to the common core standards, most schools and districts are not standards-based. So what is standards-based instruction? Standards-based education calls for clear, published, and measurable academic standards for all school students. “When teachers plan and deliver standards-based instruction, they make the learning goals clear to students, and the clearer the learning goals the more likely the students will be successful.” With …

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  • Guest Blogger: Ken O’Connor, a.k.a. The Grade Doctor

    By: Aaron Morrison | August, 2011 | 4,421 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources

    We are privileged to have Ken O’Connor, a leading professional on how to grade and report  effectively, as an upcoming guest blogger to share his philosophies and wisdom. He has over 30 years of teaching background, and his expertise has given him the nickname as The Grade Doctor.  Here is a little more about Ken:
    Ken O’Connor is an independent consultant who focuses on concerns relating to communication and student achievement. He has helped individuals, schools, and school districts to improve student success through books and articles, presentations, and working with …

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