Coming Up: Student Periodic Tables

Part of the mastery system is assessing students through their own, unique work.  For this next unit (beginning today) students have an opportunity to show me what they know through their own digital periodic tables based on...cereal. While this isn't true student-driven assessment, it's a step in the right direction for my class.  I'm hopingRead More

Mastering Chemistry

Mastering chemistry seems like it would be an oxymoron.  Who can master chemistry?  Is chemistry "master-able?" I like to think so. If we can teach students to think and make informed decisions, then we're teaching them to be master learners.  We shouldn't be teaching only a textbook...in fact, the textbook shouldn't even be guiding curriculum. Read More