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  • Concentration Watch this video and ask yourself, do you focus enough on the things that matter to really succeed?
    Posted Jan 15, 2014, 7:19 AM by nlaskowski@sjusd.org
  • Philosophies of teaching and grading What are your beliefs about grades?  Do you think grades should show only achievement, only effort, only improvement, or some mix of the three?  Do you think grades motivate students ...
    Posted Aug 17, 2013, 10:12 PM by nlaskowski@sjusd.org
  • Social networking in education: Helpful or distracting? Several teachers at Hoover use Facebook personally or professionally.  Many students do too, at least in high school.  Is it helpful for teachers to connect to students online, or does ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2013, 11:02 PM by nlaskowski@sjusd.org
  • Who needs a break? (Probably not the students) Around this time of year, we all start hearing the same refrain:  "We need a break!"  Adults at school sites frequently discuss how ready the students are for summer vacation ...
    Posted Jun 4, 2013, 8:22 PM by nlaskowski@sjusd.org
  • The Case Against Grades What do you think of grades?  Are they helpful measures that empower families to support students in meaningful ways or frustrating external controls that discourage students of all stripes?  Hoover ...
    Posted May 25, 2013, 11:16 AM by nlaskowski@sjusd.org
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