It’s report card time. Mary Tarashuk puzzles over the disconnect between calls for authentic assessment & a culture mired in traditional A’s & F’s.
Category: Kids on the Cusp
4th grade teacher Mary Tarashuk continues to dissect herself using NJ’s teacher self-assessment rubrics. This time: Delivery of Instruction. Spotlight, please.
Mary Tarashuk is working on the Classroom Management domain of NJ’s teaching self-assessment rubrics. Some words are a bit hard to digest.
When Mary Tarashuk did her first teaching self-assessment using the Marshall Rubrics adopted by her district, she discovered things about herself–and about rubrics.
Tween teacher Mary Tarashuk uses a get-acquainted activity to introduce the QAR (Question Answer Relationship) literacy strategy to her new students.
Teachers (and soon-to-be’s) will enjoy veteran Mary Tarashuk’s virtual tour of her fourth grade classroom as she dips her toes in the new school year. Come on in!
In her 4th grade classroom, Mary Tarashuk teaches it all. The index cards that helped her grapple with curriculum in her first years may have a different use today.
4th grade teacher Mary Tarashuk’s summer activities include a 1-week book club with six former students, done workshop style with a brown-bag supper.
MiddleWeb’s new blogger, 4th grade teacher Mary Tarashuk, shares a story from her memory file that reminds her why she teaches the Kids on the Cusp.
MiddleWeb’s newest blogger, Mary Tarashuk, will write about “teaching it all” to tweens in fourth and fifth grades. She begins with some personal backstory!