Category Archives: Homework

CAIS Too Many Tools Event A Great Success! – Here are the notes…

Too Many Tools Event Dec 13th, 2012 Sponsored by the CAIS Commission on Technology, Too Many Tools was a wonderful glimpse into some of the current technologies that impact classroom teaching. Google Apps and Formative Assessment presented by David Saunders … Continue reading

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Resources from Kate Knopp’s How Smart is Your Homework Program on October 16, 2012

Here is a video made by Kenneth Goldberg, Ph.D., about his theory, The Homework Trap. Here is a chart to stimulate reflection for teachers: Below are some other resources relevant to our workshop: Coyle, Daniel The Talent Code: Greatness isn’t … Continue reading

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Tackling the Homework Dillema

Making Homework Meaningful – and Less of a Burden “Is homework a subject or a method?” asks former superintendent Lee Jenkins in this thoughtful article in Middle Ground. “If it is a subject, shouldn’t teachers request that homework grades be … Continue reading

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How Smart is your Homework? New CAIS Program October 16th

What would Alfie Kohn say if he watched these scenes from the NBC show, The Office? Click here to register at the How Smart is your Homework CAIS dinner program, hosted by Chase Collegiate School, Waterbury, Ct. Students and parents … Continue reading

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Science in Danger

A disturbing article on US competitiveness in Science from the Education section in the NY Times, November 4, 2011, by Christopher Drew.  Would love to hear some of your thoughts. Click Here

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What is a Flipped Classroom and Why is this Idea Trending?

There is a buzz among CAIS teachers about flipped classrooms. What is it? How does it operate? How did the model evolve? Here’s a video about two Colorado teachers who flipped their science classes a few years ago. Closer to … Continue reading

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Rethinking homework (NYTimes)

Homework Article

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