Category Archives: assessment

Failing Students

I read a post today over at Smarter Classroom Management about how failure can be good for students. As a proponent of growth mindset, I’ve know that failure is where we do a lot of our learning. I am often … Continue reading

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Astronomy: Final Reflection

The final exam for the Astronomy class was this past Monday and I have gotten my final grades submitted and approved. There are a few loose ends to wrap up (a few students need to write the make-up exam), but … Continue reading

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Astronomy Week #7

This week saw the changing of the content gears from background info to the planetary science side of things. We first started with a Kahoot review of the  5 worst questions on the midterm, and I did a quick review … Continue reading

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A better way?

Here is the footprint of giving a 40-question multiple-choice exam to my 350-student astronomy course: That is 350 5-page booklets + 350 1-page scantron sheets. That’s a whopping 2100 sheets of paper that were used for a grand total of … Continue reading

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Giant Jigsaw Review

In my last post, I mentioned how I tried a giant jigsaw activity in my first-year astronomy class. I figure the topic of the Copernican Revolution lends itself well to this type of activity, because there were 5 main scientists … Continue reading

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Equivalent Expressions with Games

Today, I wrapped up the second unit in my grade 11 Math classes – Equivalent Algebraic Expressions. This content can be a bit dry, so to help review, I had my students play a number of different games, including Polynomial … Continue reading

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