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Dad. History teacher. #restorehumanity Partner @HumResPro 🛸 *Opinions mine and not representative of any employer* This is Earth radio, and now...human music.

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If you are interested in hearing more about our latest project, How to Teach Us, or about finding ways on how to in… https://t.co/Dqqd26tF4R
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonAdvocating for kids becomes revolutionary. Systems stand by these destructive definitions, & teachers are expected… https://t.co/4rQIhPJlU3
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonConforming to the standard is the indicator of growth. You haven’t learned or achieved unless you’re the standardiz… https://t.co/YqVYle9ELT
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonPutting kids first is too often synonymous w/raising achievement, & while achievement is a broad term & is defined… https://t.co/Eg9KoD14Du
Retweeted by Nick Covington @reus85 Ah man, this is awful news. @CovingtonAHS Nick, We have allowed higher ed, devoid of real accountability, to drive the narrative here. Some of… https://t.co/yIAG4qpjNa
Retweeted by Nick Covington5 Global Issues to Watch in 2020 https://t.co/Vxr9r1AW01 @unfoundation 1⃣ Climate action 2⃣ #GlobalGoals 3⃣ Focus… https://t.co/wCY2qxlEyX
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonOh, yeah!!! I’ve been waiting for this!! Thanks to our AwEsOme Principal, @TimVialpando, we ordered a copy of thi… https://t.co/euWzdolSGH
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonLooking forward to these fine people joining #TG2Chat this Sunday: @mrdyche @awfrench1 @abehnke72 @BerlinRecorehttps://t.co/WDKL2OBJFc
Retweeted by Nick Covington @JennBinis Don't forget that in the 24 hours of argument there were 10 seconds in which the guy they don't like rep… https://t.co/eBVhavzTaZ @onegrenouille @branowar Honestly, students recalling content is like my lowest priority, we're fighting an uphill… https://t.co/d3dOI2NvxpNEWLY PUBLISHED: For anyone concerned with how reading is taught: A thorough examination of the data finds "little… https://t.co/2uKodGetJg
Retweeted by Nick Covington @branowar This is too real, Brandon, I don't come on Twitter for this level of real. Signed, Guy who's been up wit… https://t.co/2iSB8XIU8A @onegrenouille @branowar What's so important about this particular test on this particular day that tells us anythi… https://t.co/31ZXTfJk9P @onegrenouille @branowar Great point, I think a lot about the currency of tests through that lens. If a student too… https://t.co/8Ngwg0ZQVT @MsTurk_MCSC @MrBHealey Is that the best way to reach chemistry? Maybe it is, I dunno. I wonder though why we shoul… https://t.co/G8sFc4L9L5Maybe it's the case that doing well in school prepares you for *more school*, but I think it's difficult to read mu… https://t.co/JJbQBJrj9eIt's hilarious to me that elementary math performance is somehow being tracked to college success. Yesterday we spo… https://t.co/Gi9T6VwjUL @MsTurk_MCSC @MrBHealey Yeah that makes sense, I use the same approach just without "the test". If all of those oth… https://t.co/LS18cUCNBb @MsTurk_MCSC @MrBHealey And is it probably the case that most students do that "before the test"? If the goal is le… https://t.co/55DsTQW1btSo thankful to work in a district that supports inclusive vocational education! @AnkenySchools @perkyhawk @ACHSJava https://t.co/mHfkPmZzpm
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonNEW podcast!: Join @TobiaBrooke + her students as we discuss their PBL-produced book - How to Teach Us. We dive int… https://t.co/bfC4fcDft0
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonBIG NEWS! 🌎🌍🌏 The new #TeachSDGs Global Classroom Resource Page is LIVE! https://t.co/H0RNlq1MgP Special thanks t… https://t.co/azvvsJayk6
Retweeted by Nick Covington @branowar It's about what has primacy, the "test" or evidence of learning and what are we are willing to accept as evidence? @branowar Exactly! You said it better than I did. "Retake" implies a narrowness of assessment practices, like, you'… https://t.co/pi3HEbEtyS @MsTurk_MCSC @MrBHealey That we make more work for ourselves because we can't imagine additional ways to assess learning is on us, it seems. @MsTurk_MCSC @MrBHealey I invite my AP students to make test corrections in which they have to find & write 3 thing… https://t.co/vLYiSRXGHK @MsTurk_MCSC @MrBHealey Isn't the real issue here that we're saying a particular assessment at a particular time is… https://t.co/MskJv18ZUMSpoiler alert...Review - Reflect - Respond. Brilliant! Most important message I think in reading this - we can’t do… https://t.co/UoHkRfPOqY
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonThis conversation with Seth was so fun and insightful. Spider monkeys, bacteria, algorithms, and some things that h… https://t.co/c1Gtaqbp48 @mrslocomb @MrBHealey I guess it's difficult for me to think that this practice is the cause of the behavior and no… https://t.co/70mTcJzIEa @mrslocomb @MrBHealey For example, if you just have all the usual features of a "normal" classroom and just add ret… https://t.co/CmeuygxPt0 @mrslocomb @MrBHealey Hm, I don't have much time to respond right now, but I'll say that might be the case if nothi… https://t.co/N09bUGtyvp
1/25
2020
100 Seconds to Midnight https://t.co/kX07wlrT8P#InternationalEducationDay “Learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace” @UNESCO @UNEP @UNCCD @UNCCDcsohttps://t.co/FpSMCGBn8I
Retweeted by Nick Covington @MrBHealey @branowar Nah, but it is on the way to "competency". Here's the example from Unit 1. Ss need to pass the… https://t.co/vgXxglTz4m @branowar @MrBHealey Exactly. Which is why I frame it as a "certification quiz" w/ a minimum required score, like a… https://t.co/SMaAaOD0E8 @cblack__ @BenBo370 @Sisyphus38 Our middle school, in deciding to drop letter grades, passed through a phase of "st… https://t.co/rjkZszBNuw
Retweeted by Nick Covington @MrBHealey So I don't really have a retake "policy", but having more autonomous learning environment means I can ju… https://t.co/tf5I3xJecd @MrBHealey The certification quiz is like a driver's license test, I don't report a grade but they have to get an 8… https://t.co/3iqfAmTIVk @MrBHealey Yeah, so it depends on the unit but for example Monetary Policy is basically self-directed series of vid… https://t.co/DFaAqe20iJ @MrBHealey What happens if students don't take an assessment? For me it means can't get credit for the class, so th… https://t.co/uVxRmNJl7ORight? It’s just that simple. Too often in PBL we create pretend or contrived scenarios to communicate a problem fo… https://t.co/JWnxmYhEjB
Retweeted by Nick Covington @awfrench1 Exactly. Next step is having students form groups to collaborate based on shared interests and/or SDGs,… https://t.co/i6XUnukpV4 @MrBHealey For example, in my Econ class, Ss have to show a minimum level of evidence (completing learning tasks) b… https://t.co/fCGZopuL2X @emilesnyder @BenBo370 @bivey For sure! This is literally the model I use with students when I talk about competenc… https://t.co/oT9ANhkyAi @MrBHealey That's interesting. Why give students an assessment they aren't prepared to take? What evidence do they… https://t.co/a5u1qarHDb @BenBo370 @bivey What is it that Dan Pink says, expertise is asymptotic? That curve is not only going to look diffe… https://t.co/g2OaslSXpN @MrBHealey Hm, I know it's a cliche at this point, but students can retake ACT/SAT, driver's tests, and almost ever… https://t.co/sp5rPUrkCmStep 1 for us in #teachSDGs is just talking to students: So what about our community, our state, or the world would… https://t.co/Gil2f13eKo @BenBo370 @MrGmpls Clearly it's a failure of "higher-order thinking" and a "child-centered education", couldn't pos… https://t.co/33MnCOj1ha @MrGmpls Maybe the issue isn't curriculum, maybe the issue is, uh, poverty?Daily dose of research: A collection of studies on racism, bias, microaggressions, and judgment in education.… https://t.co/kheDqK1rIo
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonEmpower students to implement @SDG2030 @TeachSDGs on a school micro-level We have to walk the walk Pathway 8: Rei… https://t.co/sCKxB3tV9P
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1/24
2020
Teach Like We're 100 Seconds to Midnight https://t.co/CkdxYQE2dK“We have indeed normalized a very dangerous world in terms of the risks of nuclear warfare and climate change,” — B… https://t.co/g1FYfoSVxz
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonNew post from @DignanBrennan: "his farming experience, and being anchored  in pragmatic thoughtfulness, he seems to… https://t.co/55rCPxTamq
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonDaily dose of research: On praise, compliments, and labeling of student intelligence. #RestoreHumanity #edchathttps://t.co/FXbYKrKLtX
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonAs often as I say, “start by trusting students,” educational institutions also need to start by trusting teachers.
Retweeted by Nick Covington“There is any number of books and articles about how to work within existing systems to manage time more efficientl… https://t.co/CeN1ctJ4di
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonLooking forward to these fine people joining #TG2Chat: @iamchiaravalli @Willmdunn @jessicazeller @ForeverBike89https://t.co/xVoJqFifMn
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonIOWA STUDENTS: did you register to vote in the primary? Are you participating in the statewide competition to get h… https://t.co/9KYIjygnxN
Retweeted by Nick Covington @CoachOBE37 Thanks Rob. Since I don't use our LMS in a traditional way, instead preferring to use our Evidence Jour… https://t.co/JUSmpE1G5d @Jessifer I hate LMSs. And cannot seem to find it within my job comfort zone to abandon it entirely. So it becomes… https://t.co/AsSE6dlnsl
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonGrades and the learning management system mutually reinforce one another. Teachers feel like they need the LMS for… https://t.co/zjgMKRCuUW
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonNot every kid is going to get it the first time you teach it. That’s a given. If your second approach is the sam… https://t.co/cUP0oj5m2Q
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonCheck out our Veggie Box from @GrowBeyondEarth in Bioresearch @GIAcademy! We are collaborating with Fairchild Botan… https://t.co/lwWKJNLdFf
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonAnd what I do know is that we’re on the right track with gradeless assessment. Kids love to learn, but they shut do… https://t.co/JaQfZ6YrMa
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonIt wasn’t fun to see the shift. We’ve focused so much on building relationships to open kids to feedback, and the w… https://t.co/A1zs99elEv
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonBut turn that feedback into a grade, & their stress 🚀s & they almost beg for the mark they want. Everything in thei… https://t.co/QJhqXjETsI
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1/23
2020
This winter is very much trying my sanity... @BenBo370 @cblack__ @DamionBeth @surrey_42 @ModestTeacher Consciousness raising. Lens-crafting. @BenBo370 @cblack__ @DamionBeth @surrey_42 @ModestTeacher Exactly. There is a formalizing desire in education that… https://t.co/Z5vxgjlUIT @DamionBeth @BenBo370 @surrey_42 @ModestTeacher It's all formative until it isn't. What *is* useful, imo, is buildi… https://t.co/7KCayOJ731 @DamionBeth @BenBo370 @surrey_42 @ModestTeacher The distinction is performative & pedagogical, it doesn't really ha… https://t.co/hJ7Uwa3cSi @BenBo370 @surrey_42 @ModestTeacher And this is part of the problem, we're speaking 2 different languages to studen… https://t.co/IWYi91AFEIHave you seen our ungrading resources? Quality PD to put learning at the center of your classroom, available for f… https://t.co/FcOqGEeCky
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonSeems to confirm what the literature says about grades as a disincentive to risk taking. Ss who reject grade labels… https://t.co/ln9na5fjucYou probably wouldn't surprised how often students who generally don't find much academic success understand & reje… https://t.co/CuJjD3byBF @BenBo370 @surrey_42 @ModestTeacher The choice that most students make it to put their best foot forward and do the… https://t.co/GAwg6U2ZRr @BenBo370 @surrey_42 @ModestTeacher Since I dropped the labels & ungraded everything I noticed students didn't assu… https://t.co/ngRvmuYzWf @BenBo370 @surrey_42 @ModestTeacher It's interesting, when I first started making a distinction b/w formative & sum… https://t.co/EROZOqANXpUsing this activity from our #Ungrading Handbook this week to start the conversation w/ students about gradeless le… https://t.co/cHPQP5P5Zp"Imagining a No-Grades Classroom” by @MrsSJDonovan #RestoreHumanity #TG2Chat https://t.co/fKwU6dZpq5
Retweeted by Nick Covington @ModestTeacher Kids won't do anything unless it's graded.
1/22
2020
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Retweeted by Nick CovingtonSoooo ready to share our upcoming podcast with @TobiaBrooke and her students at High Tech Middle (Olivia (speaking)… https://t.co/xJTK20eON7
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonOur Summit on effective research w/ Dr. Susan Engel of Williams College is now available on YouTube! Check this ou… https://t.co/bONkmMkXcH
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1/21
2020
I feel it, too. How can we teach our way out of this global moment of despair? #restorehumanity"We now observe an Alice in Wonderland moment of elite buoyancy and mass despair" Globally: 56% said capitalism do… https://t.co/SBk3z3srQ7Daily dose of literature: "On his birthday, MLK Day and year round, use these resources to provide students with a… https://t.co/5j1v0pJyYW
Retweeted by Nick Covington @JenWilliamsEdu @ideaillinois @OtusK12 @iCoachLindsay @NoApp4Pedagogy @amber_heffner @MrBillySpicer @mariagalanishttps://t.co/c2iaqoYHL3Thrilled to join with @ideaillinois and @otusK12 for a bite-sized book study of #TeachBoldly! 💡Book club webinars… https://t.co/12sUaXYOVS
Retweeted by Nick Covington“In a world where large corporate interests dominate civil life and infrastructure, our students must be equipped t… https://t.co/xzP73psuxd
Retweeted by Nick Covington @RandyOnEd Don't give the majority party any ideas. They'll keep using this as evidence we just haven't cut taxes *enough* yet. @caitteach Yes, no one will be able to retweet anything from your timeline while your account is private. You could… https://t.co/2YF0pre0tM
1/20
2020
New podcast up! Our Summit with professor of developmental psychology/author Dr. Susan Engel on the value of readi… https://t.co/febekBRxEg
Retweeted by Nick Covington @tuckbarrows @jon_hutchinson_ @rpondiscio To Jon's 2nd point, forgive me, I misread "effective" as "efficient", whi… https://t.co/gOi8L9Z9u4 @tuckbarrows @jon_hutchinson_ @rpondiscio To your first point, simply, no. It's not at all the case that "most prog… https://t.co/KJnCBZc2Nu @MrKoz31 Morning, uh, walk? I'm wondering if I'll ever be able to leave the house again! https://t.co/ac36yxqzWi
1/19
2020

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