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K-12 educational leadership, assessment and grading enthusiast. Co-author: @GradesMatterSBG

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@TheologyNerd90 looking forward to interacting with you here, too, Jeff.Paging all of my educator friends --> Are there any 'deeper learning' virtual schools? https://t.co/K8tnIyx9Qh via @mcleod #edchat
5/28
2020
@TheMathProphet @chrduran @iteachmathAll And finally, there's an (almost) weekly Twitter #sblchat focused on standa… https://t.co/57G8pGx7ZO @TheMathProphet @chrduran @iteachmathAll Assuming you're already convinced *why* grading practices should change in… https://t.co/YonX4lHbej @TheMathProphet @chrduran @iteachmathAll Hi Chris. I echo Thomas' recommendation of joining the FB group (… https://t.co/x1WRVykTFR
5/26
2020
@ETC_app @Aurora_Inst @Eliot_Levine @Lindsay_USD Sounds wonderful! @Jeff_Zoul Thank you for sharing our research with others, Jeff. @MeganKnight85
5/25
2020
Making change stick: A case study of one high school's journey towards standards-based grading (new peer-reviewed s… https://t.co/DRjP6CagTf @unipantherprof Yes, sir! @cjhubbs I kinda thought that one paragraph could have been omitted for a stronger appeal.The moment every ed leadership professor (hopefully) lives for...email (today) from a former student that basically… https://t.co/F7V1aj5pYN
5/24
2020
@acrozier22 @shareski yeah, the last line is what a few held on to..."I'm not going to ask my teachers to do X unless I have..." @shareski We may have missed each other. I agreed with your initial statement and illustrated how I was hoping asp… https://t.co/SmMJsrNyOn @shareski In other words - a part of this class is asking aspiring principals to think deeply about their leadershi… https://t.co/b6xsbQfoMr @shareski Not sure what you're thinking. The purpose of the slide was to ask prospective leaders what they thought… https://t.co/OTZxZsu3VW @acrozier22 @shareski That's my thinking, too, Andy. This particular class is a bigger picture 'leadership theory'… https://t.co/FuCjOgwI59 @shareski Slide number two from last week's class: https://t.co/gBPxWwiutB @JaredSmithPhD Fun project! Looking forward to reading the full manuscript in print (or online) someday, Jared. @shareski I agree. Some of the MJ quotes about leadership (i.e. 'winning has a price...leadership has a price") ha… https://t.co/Qb0uJdWCn0
5/23
2020
@PhilipPulley Agree. @TomSchimmer Although I have not read them all, I appreciate your writing, Tom! @PhilipPulley I can't speak for other states, but here in Iowa, the department of education created parent-friendly… https://t.co/a6YgqqcTL4 @PhilipPulley I'm trying to think about what this would look like...to educate millions of parents *proactively* ab… https://t.co/ErtvE0NzwGOur newly published peer-reviewed study provides high school leaders a potential success blueprint as well as pitfa… https://t.co/NAHbGMaF7o
5/22
2020
#sblchat https://t.co/DueeovXVbE @PhilipPulley What do you think “parent input” would have looked like when developing the CCSS? @RachelTohill @DrPeteSullivan Hi Rachel. I have not worked at @SolonCSD for about two years now (currently at a uni… https://t.co/CJmTyknwrfA6) Go slow to go fast: 1) Start with defining the purpose of grading which includes a subset of grading belief sta… https://t.co/i1XZOR3Ur3 @garnet_hillman @RoweRikW Yes, thank you, Rik, for your consistent welcoming presence! #sblchat @KarynHepburn @RoweRikW @NAEmmanuele Too cool, Karyn. I like the feedback mindset of red/yellow/green. It is sort… https://t.co/OexWkjoFB3 @JoshKunnath When I was one (of two) teachers using SBG at our high school, it often felt like it took a TON more w… https://t.co/n9jGUGwKhD @Powell62012 Wow! Be sure to check out the final chapter (administrators may be the most interested in it once they're on board). @Powell62012 @shaneknoche Too cool. We hope it will help you move from theory to classroom application, Beth. @KarynHepburn @NAEmmanuele Perhaps a delineation here is observing the student do the work. Homework can get a bad… https://t.co/djOeAsHlzg @JoshKunnath Sounds like a win, Josh. To what degree has it helped to have more than one teacher (your whole depar… https://t.co/HFucf13QTx @Powell62012 Gosh, Beth. Tell us how you did it in detail! #sblchatA4) A few teams of teachers and administrators have let us know they're doing a book study of _Making Grades Matter… https://t.co/hc9AgLuYtM @DrPeteSullivan Ouch. Hard to disagree there. @Willmdunn Let me know how/when I can help! @dbuckedu Sounds like a step in the right direction! I would (personally) describe this as "almost totally gradeless." #sblchatA2) At the university level, we are still required to determine a letter grade for most classes, so I use a logic r… https://t.co/dxbC0Z5NZr @dbuckedu Let me see if I understand...you're not totally getting rid of grades(?). There's still a letter grade a… https://t.co/d3tc2B3IFG @DrPeteSullivan Fair point, Dr. Sullivan! As a former HS teacher that used SBG and former district office administ… https://t.co/TZTYpSOl4U @technolandy Hey, hey, hey! #sblchat @Willmdunn Let me know if you have any specific professors in mind that may be interested. Always looking for oth… https://t.co/kBA1ZQ1EWe @MrsJRedding Sounds like a big win, indeed! Keep it up. #sblchat @PhilipPulley I am so sorry to hear that, Philip. In the research I do (within school), parent voice has been an i… https://t.co/dEGUIKAsLuAnd here's a summary of what this type of grading looks like in a higher education (graduate course) setting.… https://t.co/FPYleXgJ9t @MrsJRedding Nice work sticking with SBG through year one, Jeni! Tell me about a success story (or two). #sblchat @technolandy I like the smell of this fungi! In what ways (metrics? learner feedback?) have you determined things are improving? #sblchat @NAEmmanuele Hello, Nicholas!I transitioned several of my graduate ed ldrship courses to model standards-based grading practices. It wasn't eas… https://t.co/kvFEHhAB69 @JoshKunnath Good evening, Dr. Kunnath! @garnet_hillman Good evening, Garnet! You, too. Appreciate all you have and continue to offer teachers in the ar… https://t.co/C6idVXA4JYMatt, assistant professor of educational leadership here in the heartland (Iowa) #sblchat
5/21
2020
Hope you can join @RoweRikW and me for our last #sblchat (Standards Based Learning and Grading chat) of the 19-20 s… https://t.co/sJsQUASLSg
Retweeted by Matt TownsleyIn today's letters to the editor, a Waverly father of two elementary students expressed his appreciation to Waverly… https://t.co/WNXywEIOyI
Retweeted by Matt Townsley @gregbatenhorst #winning...and we call these "Pandemic Priority Standards" #sblchat https://t.co/3PDwopbkaWHere's the storyline: Jeff starts his career as a teacher. Leads others as a principal, superintendent and AEA ch… https://t.co/0YNR532ir1 @mathhombre The district I was most recently at (a few years ago) does not publicly post the priority standards lists (to my knowledge).
5/20
2020
@spencerideas Well said, Dr. Spencer! @mathhombre Hi John - are you looking for a list of the CCSS standards divided up by HS math course? parent-friend… https://t.co/Nz2xfbyz59Truth. https://t.co/HDVCUI6JuY
5/18
2020
@dr_krejci_math Congrats, Doc! @MrTravisSprague I sure do enjoy reading your daily updates, Travis! @dr_krejci_math Tell me you landed a gig in higher ed?!
5/17
2020
@ErinDoran_EdD @CPEDEdD 4 with one being from outside the department. #UNIEdLeadJSARD is currently accepting submissions for its fall issue. Deadline: June 4 We’re also seeking peer reviewers… https://t.co/wffQfcZY8n
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5/16
2020
@Mathy_Jessica Congratulations!
5/15
2020
UNI supporters answered the call to help fellow Panthers! Students financially impacted by COVID-19 can apply for t… https://t.co/4znQsurYms
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5/14
2020
@Steenhoek3 Sounds like a wonderful topic!Greetings from another part of the Cedar Valley, Pastor John Fuller @prairielakes! I wanted to let you know a futur… https://t.co/7EL3UFF2dPGreetings from the Iowa, @msrachelhollis! I wanted to let you know a future PK-12 principal at @COE_UNI claimed yo… https://t.co/RJ7L05pUgLGreetings from the Iowa, USA, @jacindaardern! I wanted to let you know a future PK-12 principal at @COE_UNI claime… https://t.co/UmaxG4PR49 @tammywawro - Hello from the Cedar Falls! I wanted to let you know a future PK-12 principal at @COE_UNI claimed yo… https://t.co/T3shbvzl0tGreetings from the Cedar Valley, @KellyJoSimon! I wanted to let you know a future PK-12 principal at @COE_UNI clai… https://t.co/JNo6Ymen41Good afternoon @michelleobama! Your leadership is appreciated! I wanted to let you know a future PK-12 principal a… https://t.co/Pivprj4dq4Hey, @MikeCoachk! 1)I will never forget Laettner making "the shot" while I was growing up as a kid. 2)I wanted to… https://t.co/3F9hdYbjiD
5/13
2020
#sblchat https://t.co/q96nzgxhiMIt's not too late to join our school leadership program! #UNIEdLead #iaedchat https://t.co/b8PW3VFvCD @jcarder87 @egcsd Congratulations, Jared!
5/12
2020
A big S/O to @mctownsley for facilitating the virtual #edcampPLAEA assessment session today! As always he pushed ou… https://t.co/yqNroT6Cgl
Retweeted by Matt TownsleyReady RIGHT NOW for @plaea virtual ed camp conversation around assessment post-pandemic. Join us! https://t.co/Y6em3W6XOJ #plaeaFinished reading Making Grades Matter by @mctownsley & @Nathan_Wear. What a wonderful resource for teachers and sch… https://t.co/UGk03wQOWV
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5/11
2020
@judkinspatrick1 Looks like we are friends now!Looking for a few new Pokémon Go friends for my son: 0823 6053 2971 @corynikkel Time to get your Google Scholar profile setup!
5/8
2020
Sounds good, Google. Will do. https://t.co/xa6D95LBpi @GrizzliesNHS @SolutionTree @FSSchools Congratulations, Northside! #atplc @hjghassell My thinking as well. All along, my mindset has been" "this social distancing stuff" is just slowing do… https://t.co/YcvjDe4zinI will be attending next week's @plaea virtual EdCamp and encourage my edu-Twitter friends to do the same! Details… https://t.co/meRgRhp1OQ @CoachLesterBHS Sounds promising! @M_Townsley Congratulations, Matt!Solution Tree Press will share a day in the life of their amazing work. Check it out! @solutiontree https://t.co/76xzjmXPvX
Retweeted by Matt Townsley @cjhubbs I call this working theory a conspiracy theory!!! kidding, of course. makes sense to me, too.And these behaviors should be explicitly taught with dollops of feedback along the way, similar to academic standar… https://t.co/RiQgNL8KA8 @SouthBaySharona I, too, have worked in a high performing district and an relate. @kenoc7 No doubt end-of-reporting grades need to be changed as well, but at the secondary level there seems to be s… https://t.co/tZkAIoDB7LOops, botched it again. Here's the resource URL: https://t.co/JeM7PLe119 https://t.co/T3uGCCVcNr
5/7
2020

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