It's been a disappointing evening at the Cosby household this Halloween. We've only had two trick-or-treaters; they were appropriately grateful, but still. This has left me a lot of time to do the grading I didn't do yesterday, because I was doing schoolwork. It's also left me a lot of time to do the lesson plans I didn't do earlier today, because I was busy making calabaza en tacha for Día de los Muertos. La Señora Cosby was once again gracious enough to make calaveras de azúcar, for my not-officially-a-Spanish-club to decorate.
So, of course, I'm blogging.
I actually tripped across another book I want, and I wanted to record it here before I forgot it.
O'Connor, K. (2009). How to grade for learning. Linking grades to standards. 3d ed. Corwin. ISBN 9781412953825.
O'Connor signed off on PowerSchools, which is the grading software we're using. I sort of dropped the ball on the whole standards-based grading thing this year, so it's much more traditional-grading than I would like. For what it's worth, I'm making sure that the standards assessments are worth four times as much as the practices and homework and whatnot. So, there.
Happy Halloween, everybody.