Weekly Links #3


Happy Friday! Are you surviving and thriving in this month’s heat? Kick back and cool off with these offerings from around the web. Have a great weekend!

Why are you grading that?

Speaking of grading, mark your calendar for the second annual Alabama Conference on Grading and Assessment for Learning!

What does career readiness look like in middle school?

Christa McAuliffe, the first teacher chosen to go to space, died along with the crew of the Challenger when the space shuttle exploded 73 seconds into flight. Now her “lost lessons” have been updated and made available for teachers.

9 questions that help get at student agency and personalization.

What if teachers didn’t focus so much on individual achievement?

We’d love to connect with you on Instagram. Tag us in your summer fun as well as your photos and stories as you start thinking about heading back into the classroom!

Follow Friday: We think you need to know Keiosha Quarles. K teaches robotics, coding, and computer science at Westlawn Middle School in Tuscaloosa. She’s spent her summer presenting at conferences and learning at Project Lead the Way training, and she regularly shares videos, photos, and reflections from her school and professional learning experiences. Connect with her on Twitter!