by mlicausi | Jan 12, 2020 | Assessment, Common Core, Common Core Math, Differentiation, Grading, Grading, Learning Goals and Scales, Marzano Scales, Math, Ratios & Proportion, Visual Problem Solving

Pre-testing and post-testing is the easy part; but how do you TEACH differently with Standards based grading? Proficiency Scales are all about helping students show growth in small steps instead of being overwhelmed by a year-end goal that seems way over their head....
by mlicausi | Jan 5, 2020 | Common Core, Common Core Math, Differentiation, Gifted and Talented Resources, goal setting, Grading, Learning Goals and Scales, Marzano Scales, Math, Motivation, Ratios & Proportion, Visual Problem Solving

How do you differentiate Fifth grade equations with proficiency scales? Proficiency Scales are all about helping students show growth in small steps instead of being overwhelmed by a year-end goal that seems way over their head. Pre-testing and post-testing is the...
by mlicausi | Nov 24, 2019 | Common Core, Differentiation, ELA (English Language Arts), Grading, Learning Goals and Scales, Marzano Scales, Math, Visual Problem Solving

Proficiency Scales are all about helping students show growth in small steps instead of being overwhelmed by a year-end goal that seems way over their head. Standards based grading means that you can pre-assess and post-assess your elementary students to document this...
by mlicausi | Feb 7, 2015 | Common Core Math, Free Resources, Grading, Motivation, Visual Problem Solving

I am linking up with Language Arts Classroom for The Valentine’s Blog Hop! One of my favorite things to do in the classroom is Origami. In one of my previous elementary schools, Valentines Day was changed into “Friendship Day” so that it would help...
by mlicausi | Nov 13, 2014 | Common Core Math, Free Resources, Grading, Math, Most Successful Teaching Strategies, Visual Problem Solving

So, a few days ago I linked up with Teaching Trio for the Sunday Scoop and shared some example slides of pre-algebra problems from Common Core. The examples are from an interactive whiteboard application from Hands-On Equations. I accidentally deleted it –...