Learner Behaviors, Lifelong Learning, Professional Development, shift, Soft Skills

Shifting Culture — It Shouldn’t be easy.

April 30, 2016

After reflecting on our time with the BrightBytes team at the Santa Clara Couty Office of Education, it occurred to me that my favorite takeaways had nothing to do with data at all. Ironic, right? Instead, I left thinking more about changing mindsets — inspired by the talk offered by Robert Dillon, Community Director of BrightBytes Institute. Above is a sketch…

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Badges, Learner Behaviors, Soft Skills

How Can You Capture Student Learner Behaviors Outside of the Report Card?

October 28, 2015

I have had the privilege of coaching teachers and administrators throughout our district for two and a half years, and by far the most frequent question that I have heard lately is around documenting, reporting, and communicating about learner behaviors without tying them to the letter or standards-based grade. I’ve been challenged with this because as a classroom teacher, I had a “participation”…

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