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

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Retweeted by Nick Covington @gallianstone @msyoung114 @MoniseLSeward @mrskellylove Yeah, it's so ingrained into our language. "How did you do?"… https://t.co/PZ0qkoT8Sb
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonComing up on our podcast, two awesome discussions! Late November, @CovingtonAHS and @mcnuttGISA give an update on… https://t.co/LKzvDfVQFr
Retweeted by Nick Covington @RedOphiuchus @JamesHeartfield @JanekPhoto @GlibPerspective @RikochanXXX @Miss_Snuffy Exactly this. To say that "ch… https://t.co/QbxdPrsWkZDaily dose of literature: The thesis of a fantastic new book (The Labor of Lunch by Jennifer Gaddis.) Why does scho… https://t.co/6DftT9CPiC
Retweeted by Nick Covington @JamesHeartfield @JanekPhoto @GlibPerspective @RikochanXXX @Miss_Snuffy I never said that nor do I believe that but… https://t.co/gOU1TINV25Isolated grammar instruction appears to have little or no positive impact in helping poor writers become better wri… https://t.co/zLVkxXoBHw
Retweeted by Nick Covington @JanekPhoto @GlibPerspective @RikochanXXX @JamesHeartfield @Miss_Snuffy And there's no better way to train kids in… https://t.co/2WYM9nTT4i @JanekPhoto @GlibPerspective @RikochanXXX @JamesHeartfield @Miss_Snuffy Perceived "manipulation" by kids is almost… https://t.co/hRNzQTU8Xl @ojfade @caitteach Snuffy has staked her career & reputation to the use of power over children. She'll say anything… https://t.co/2ntSnnc9u7 @MoniseLSeward @caitteach @Miss_Snuffy Yeah but have you read her pinned tweet? 🙄 @Miss_Snuffy Here's me putting this tweet where it belongs. https://t.co/B5YVkP7Ff7Wait wait I own at least two of these books!!! We should add bell hooks' book on love to this! https://t.co/cLVmr6QGO7
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11/12
2019
@BenBo370 Oh I get that, I meant a "unit" of learning like you would measure a calorie in food or degree of energy.… https://t.co/fxHcCNGTA2The fact is, student achievement is shaped by COMPLEX factors. There is no simple solution. It’s not a matter of te… https://t.co/9J6R802smd
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonWe have access to more real-time and stored data than at any point in history and what has it given us? The stakes… https://t.co/4MG0Dxoo0UThis reduction necessarily reduces the scope of inquiry for educators & education systems to that-which-is-easily-q… https://t.co/MK1j3wIzlxIt's the urge for quantitative reductionism: that in order to measure, and therefore control, a phenomenon we must… https://t.co/YQNVzSsjubSave the date for @HumResPro's free November Summit! Here's an opportunity to continue the conversation w/… https://t.co/9KfuURjEcu
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonA4. #TG2CHAT when the assessment is transparent and co-constructed all learners understand the criteria and languag… https://t.co/uqBAW5XQdf
Retweeted by Nick Covington @jessicazeller @mrmakemathsense If I could eliminate the reporting a grade thing at the end of a course, I would. T… https://t.co/z5IAMuJRU7
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonA1: Assessment can be useful feedback for students about their learning when well-implemented with student learning… https://t.co/9BUj8h8hkf
Retweeted by Nick Covington @CovingtonAHS I started teaching in 1987. Maybe that's why I've always been learning based? Also, with my son, I am… https://t.co/7NLKnhMVcr
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonEvergreen https://t.co/F6aWg2GzZI @RandyOnEd Especially as we remove & restrict those unstructured opportunities & replace them w/ structured class t… https://t.co/c0eiHxn45X"Children's interactions with peers during playful interactions, relative to interactions with adults, are cognitiv… https://t.co/vt1kjvXQRkPsst, we need you for our funding drive! We want to expand into microcredentialing and grant-seeking opportunities,… https://t.co/cuztE49G0m
Retweeted by Nick Covington @tiersaj She's a professional troll & ideologue. Unbelievable to me that she is employed in education. Given her di… https://t.co/w6KwkDfOEu @lazarain @TheTattooedProf We're gonna need a bigger grill. https://t.co/YVC4zHZFD0A brand-new, large German study finds that making students repeat a grade (in this case, 6th) lowers their academic… https://t.co/HyMrK8obih
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonConnect, connect, connect. And then connect some more. The more we normalize one-on-one conversations not all being… https://t.co/R1Fpo6ljRs
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonA1: The purpose of assessment is to inform: Learners how they are doing. What they are doing well and what they ca… https://t.co/0s9mxn3Jko
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonEIGHTY* of course...of course... @BenBo370 @rhsteach Again, note the short term emphasis of even the teacher eval! A single moment of a single class… https://t.co/VCRdwQItj0 @rhsteach @BenBo370 Which is fine because it communicates that we only expect students to know and understand it fo… https://t.co/TlCMyDqCuMAssessment is more than an evaluation - it's a communication of where one is at with the goal to progress forward.… https://t.co/QPEoXNAqAr
Retweeted by Nick Covington"Katz (1985) stresses that emphasis on performance usually results in little recall of concepts over time, while em… https://t.co/wLrwpTcM98A1. The purpose of assessment is to provide opportunities for Ts and Ss to reflect on evidence of learning, determi… https://t.co/7UQL4s8Srp
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonNot content to rank and sort test-prep-as-collegiate-worthiness, ACT would have your employer assess your "leadersh… https://t.co/waB7YoqyoHGrades are unnecessary and can wait, but feedback is necessary. Feedback emphasizes the iterative process - the con… https://t.co/9o5wgCS2dh @TheWeirdTeacher I don't listen to any pop albums, but being a metal fan I don't think that "album mindset" ever le… https://t.co/zoGhuYPprM @MaryMollySnyder @akilbello #aboringdystopiaI'm not sure I can remember Ankeny having any weather related delays in November! What do you think @brucekimpston?and semester-long projects make it possible to turn the whole feedback and planning process into an extended conver… https://t.co/NsBgdhyEwT
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonA2 Convos are markers of strong community and relationships. w/o developing /focusing on relationships, you're not… https://t.co/xlvVT6zvgb
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonEliminate grading (or heavily restrict it) to have a conversation about learning, not an extrinsic reward/punishmen… https://t.co/em5wiprDqB
Retweeted by Nick Covington#MyRoomMessage https://t.co/dFm6GIvPHw
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonA3: I started w/ simple quests: What were you doing at the before? What are you doing now? How has changing this pr… https://t.co/YHkr2eovkS
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonIf grades must be given, make all grades negotiable and redoable. Focus on growth over perfection. Guide students… https://t.co/J7vAtAVevt
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonA3: Talk about your pedagogy and how you view assessment with students. Let them in on what it means to even HAVE a… https://t.co/tkdo5PZ2JI
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonAssessment is (like the chat title says) conversation. We can help students understand their strengths and areas fo… https://t.co/djzjzY8Nus
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11/11
2019
@MsPettyTweets @CovingtonAHS Evaluation + equity are often not aligned, so I'm sure this happens in schools. In oth… https://t.co/hawAcnuhRS
Retweeted by Nick Covington @CovingtonAHS The difference is framing + branding of AP by the College Board + some teachers as the "gold standard… https://t.co/Hnpaur9fOF
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonWhat's the alternative to PBIS? Building a real, authentic community. Please read Troublemakers by Carla Shalaby. P… https://t.co/RWBqdWVWRE
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonIf you have a trauma-affected kid who is struggling to be social, or pay attention, or participate...no amount of t… https://t.co/OuHAeNWDBf
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonSomehow tweaked my neck this week so I've been using a heating pad on it whenever I'm sitting down. Left it on when… https://t.co/ebvqJY7T35 @HumResPro "We value changing broken systems. We don't want strategies that make due with what we have." 🙌🔥🌍. #restorehumanity
Retweeted by Nick Covington @Whew_Chile The reality, as @MrMcGrain mentioned, is that the assessment itself becomes a matter of gaming a formul… https://t.co/y0NbWBuYR5 @Whew_Chile I struggle with the rubric for AP history writing and it's assumptions about what merits "historical th… https://t.co/VGivXvEVCxHere's a sneak-preview of a redesigned resource from HRP: the Primer. This will include an overview of every facet… https://t.co/17pJCb2eUP
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonKids have been programmed for right and wrong...its also the same when they ask, "is this graded" #hacklearning https://t.co/qN8p3SS3gU
Retweeted by Nick Covington @Arbay38 Looks absolutely amazing, Abe!hey @HumResPro and @RightQuestion This is for you. https://t.co/xjkbec803y
Retweeted by Nick Covington @MrMcGrain That distinction & tension definitely has me stressed. Motivation is high, and I believe deeply in the w… https://t.co/sL66Z2pYs4 @TraciLynnKyle Yikes, I feel that. I wonder if this is a common sentiment for AP teachers this time of year. @CovingtonAHS I was working a group through the requirements of Q3 this past week, and one student lamented "But I… https://t.co/BmG3vmhMcZ
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonI'm wondering what technically differentiates one from the other. If I want my students to develop a deep, conceptu… https://t.co/fmD7IumPUnMy worry is that as we emphasize the "rigor" of AP we're boxing students into the same traps we are trying to avoid… https://t.co/i7MIMNaxSgOpen Q: If there is a body of evidence to suggest that "teaching to the test" & other test prep strategies don't re… https://t.co/BlaLO3bYij“There is a growing misconception that giving a child the best start in life means unlocking their academic potenti… https://t.co/8ikN4EJNAt
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonIdentifying why kids are resistant is key ... what is blocking their ability to write. In my history classes it is… https://t.co/rj8ntq6lsu
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonHave you seen our 1-page PD on Mindfulness? Check out the research, information, and need for systematic change in… https://t.co/vUORvQgr1Y
Retweeted by Nick Covington @AngelaStockman "Do this. In 40 minutes." "Start...NOW." Too many students have cluttered mind-space. Worries, digi… https://t.co/wGR8G1RYxh
Retweeted by Nick Covington#tg2chat https://t.co/ppMg2vCto5
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonHoping the following will join us Sunday evening for #TG2Chat: @mrdyche @abehnke72 @BerlinRecore @astylishteacher… https://t.co/3CI1jmNeDb
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11/10
2019
.@mssackstein's post is a straight-forward, no-nonsense description of EVERYTHING I have ever experienced in my cla… https://t.co/KQiJJdOMLj
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonWhoa, students supported by @stu_voice are talking about their experiences with student-centered learning. Alisha “… https://t.co/FGOAJYuXTm
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonHelp us continue to make great free resources like this + bring free digital PD to you! We're seeking IRS non-profi… https://t.co/AkA28EcQ1K
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonHey, my post for @McGrawHillK12's The Art of Teaching blog about #OutdoorEducation at @HighMarq was published yeste… https://t.co/aUBB5xGHTi
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonAnother fantastic FREE PD opportunity as the @HumResPro brings us an online chat with @MonteSyrie ! Let’s get toget… https://t.co/pI4WZg9Sh6
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonWe're 8 days into our funding drive and have met our first funding goal! Next we're looking to incorporate as a 50… https://t.co/rNXDSZ1X1C
Retweeted by Nick CovingtonHalfway through this book. This book is essential for anyone navigating the education system or for those that wish… https://t.co/UI8RJXqAYC
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11/9
2019
New research finds that young girls and boys have "indistinguishable" math abilities — contradicting the idea that… https://t.co/D4XHrCv4rX
Retweeted by Nick Covington @MrBHealey @effortfuleduktr Can we not even admit that *one* of the many ways of learning in school is absolutely n… https://t.co/POY4QaELcK @MrBHealey @effortfuleduktr Asking & answering questions (experience in the world) is forgotten as a way to build s… https://t.co/JAIiYEC6uM @MrBHealey @effortfuleduktr What does not go unused, however, is questioning & curiosity. You can't "forget" the "r… https://t.co/AguvbDrFxR @MrBHealey @effortfuleduktr Frankly, we forget that pruning & forgetting as much a part of healthy brain function a… https://t.co/Rurmy6FqPvYeah, I suppose evidence matters. But sometimes, I wonder if it really reveals as much as we believe. And it is tha… https://t.co/Nuk474duJI
Retweeted by Nick Covington @MrBHealey @effortfuleduktr There's a difference between Mr. Harvard's framing, understanding, & use of schema as a… https://t.co/4WgxAO6RCm @MrBHealey @effortfuleduktr I understand the science of it, I even use (believe it or not) instructional strategies… https://t.co/EBJyGx04WyBy the time we go on break at the end of November, our teachers will have worked over 11 weeks without a built-in d… https://t.co/oPgiYKz1UH"The next decade must be about recapturing the spirit, wonder, and magic that is native to mathematics, but not so… https://t.co/CBd2QYFuMD
Retweeted by Nick Covingtonbout to download this research article!!!!!! made my day. twitter is a tool for finishing #theroadtodrclay https://t.co/gfemsyslg1
Retweeted by Nick Covington @hsphysicstchr @CovingtonAHS We all need to read Paulo Freire and bell hooks before we walk in a classroom. 🙌🏻
Retweeted by Nick Covington @TheLagestweets I'm open to what you're saying, I just don't think the conclusions you're drawing are the right one… https://t.co/Jq0mojXMcS @TheLagestweets There is an open nomination process both for the regular and special elections. Why is that process inadequate? @alicekeeler @quizizz The new redemption questions are WONDERFUL for exactly that. @MrGmpls @MrMcGrain "Why?" is fundamental. If we've stopped asking it we've stopped growing. Why should students be different? @MrGmpls Hmm, I don't know that trust should preclude asking these kinds of questions. As @MrMcGrain asked, even as… https://t.co/GrxZiiuEAK
11/8
2019

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