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Michael Pershan: Beyond “Better-Luck-Next-Time” Feedback

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By Michael Pershan

When I was a student, almost all the written feedback I got in math class came on tests. The main purpose of these notes was to justify a grade. This was frustrating to me and ever since I became a math teacher, I’ve wanted to give feedback of a different sort. Rather than reporting to my students what they did or didn’t understand, I wanted my feedback help them come to understand it on their own. Two years ago, I realized that, despite my best efforts, I was falling short of this standard. Since then, I’ve been searching for better ways to use comments to help learning along.

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Julie Nora On The Results of Her Action Research As A Heinemann Fellow

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by Julia Nora

Over the course of the 2014–15 school year, as an inaugural member of the Heinemann Fellows, I conducted action research that focused on integrating Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into teaching and learning in meaningful ways. (You can read more about this work here)

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Julie Nora On The Magic Of The Heinemann Fellows Program

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by Julia Nora

We work in a variety of roles and disciplines, and we live in all four corners of the continental United States, and some in between: Sasha is the Founder and Director of the Milagros Charter School in Los Angeles; Michael—a math teacher at an independent school in NY; Valerie—a New York-based coach who works across the country; Amy—an English teacher in an independent school in Louisiana; Lisa—a coach in Minneapolis; Jessica—a fifth grade teacher in Skokie, Illinois; Lorilee—a coach in Springfield, Massachusetts; Kate— a second grade teacher at an independent school in Seattle; and Tami—a principal in Montana. This is my second year as a member of this reflective and talented group of educators, the first cohort of the Heinemann Fellows.

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The Heinemann Fellows: Video Spotlight on Jessica Lifshitz

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Earlier this year, Heinemann hosted a symposium for its 2014–2015 class of Fellows. Each Fellow gave a presentation on his or her action research project, and afterward sat down to answer some questions. Today, Jessica Lifshitz describes her educator philosophy and shares a small bit of wisdom around action research.

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The Heinemann Fellows: Video Spotlight on Tamara Ward

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Earlier this year, Heinemann hosted a symposium for its 2014–2015 class of Fellows. Each Fellow gave a presentation on his or her action research project, and afterward sat down to answer some questions. Today, Tami Ward describes her education philosophy and her experience so far as a Heinemann Fellow.

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