Sign in with Twitter

Username:

Adam Dyche @mrdyche Aurora, IL

High School Social Studies Dept. Chair, #Blended Learning Teacher, Standards-Based Grader, & always Back and Better Than Ever!

482 Following   727 Followers   2,096 Tweets

Joined Twitter 3/22/14


Without question, remote learning will continue in some form this fall. How can we provide meaningful feedback expe… https://t.co/aXqMjrm8qE
Retweeted by Adam Dyche
7/31
2020
@AmyEckart01 @LearningGiant @AaronSBlackwel1 I think it’s actually a lost of trust holds back going graceless — we… https://t.co/PIRq5JD4Mx @AaronSBlackwel1 This scene comes up often when I think about the lost joy of learning when rewards are added to th… https://t.co/OjypD6UoyE @skylarprimm Nailed it! Grading upholds a “this for that relationship” which can take learning down a frustrating path. #tg2chat
7/27
2020
"If not us, then who? If not now, then when?" #RIP #JohnLewis #GoodTrouble https://t.co/IS8EDPEQij
7/18
2020
Exactly! This comes down to purpose. Grading is not an intervention/strategy so if the goal is to initiate more lea… https://t.co/Y9N7WJ44ia
Retweeted by Adam Dyche @LiviaChanL 💯Ts have to give themselves permission to grade less and focus of formative checks for understanding, f… https://t.co/nUmhFpDLKw @KatieWhite426 A1: “Nobody knows how long it takes anyone to learn anything.” #ATAssessment
6/10
2020
You, before: “There is only one race... the HUMAN race.” You, now: “While race is a social construct, I understan… https://t.co/b1unxRXag5
Retweeted by Adam Dyche
6/9
2020
If you are wondering where to start the conversations about shifting your school's grading practices and policies,… https://t.co/46fr0dGfY1
Retweeted by Adam Dyche
6/6
2020
@OnlineCrsLady 💯 I share similar insights with my Ss every new school year/term. In the end, kids want to learn; to… https://t.co/uP2HnLatWR
6/5
2020
@MrAustinA2 @dbuckedu Our reliance on objectivity turns what should be a transformative relationship into a transac… https://t.co/k5SG1HOMXE
6/4
2020
@OnlineCrsLady @dbuckedu It’s a challenge finding that balance between both forces. I, too, still determine grades… https://t.co/ztM9KK6tgc @dbuckedu A2: For at least the last 12 years, I’ve explored countless grading resources to develop a transformation… https://t.co/rcdw2jQIUy
6/3
2020
A1: Say-hey! 🤙🏻 My name is Adam. I’m a HS Social Studies Dept Chair in the western suburbs of Chicago. While the fi… https://t.co/wwq1cdoR3b
6/2
2020
“In the final analysis, a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it that America has failed to hear?” https://t.co/Als3jhxaGH
Retweeted by Adam DycheWhen people say "Be more like MLK" they don't even mean it, they really just mean "Go away". Ask what happened to t… https://t.co/7J3wjMgfQi
Retweeted by Adam Dyche
6/1
2020
Robin DiAngelo's original essay from which her book "White Fragility: Why It's So Hard For White People To Talk Abo… https://t.co/9X8331w9sj
5/30
2020
@kenoc7 Time that is valuable is when it focuses on success criteria instead of the method of assessment. In my exp… https://t.co/YPvb2U3SsP @MandyStalets @technolandy @dbuckedu Calendars are great for project/time management, but no one knows how long it… https://t.co/G3WgMmq0nP @dbuckedu Agreed. Anything that’s NOT meeting the standard can be cloudy because it can be predicated on the indivi… https://t.co/VRRUQQeTAH @natabasso @KatieWhite426 @lorimacdon @kenoc7 Time should always be the variable. 😉 With a library of student exemp… https://t.co/0mRgwKQlyT @natabasso @lorimacdon @kenoc7 Agreed. In my experiences, we’re strong at creating those indicators, but often over… https://t.co/70jGPDhdj7
5/27
2020
The #ExpertCurse has never been better explained. #sblchat #atassessment #edchat #masterychat #COLchat #tg2chat https://t.co/9h2z2toAMC
5/23
2020
If students are truly unmotivated to learn without grades, then instead of calling for a return of grades, we need… https://t.co/6wofpNqFoy
Retweeted by Adam Dyche
5/9
2020
Excited to celebrate these most deserving @WaubonsieValley Warriors for their passion, dedication, & contribution t… https://t.co/dlhqLfoXHj
5/7
2020
A6: With “do no harm” driving our grading, I encourage all Ts, whether F2F or remote, to empower Ss to consistently… https://t.co/ukstgS8u9pA4: I’m having Ss ask “what are we learning next?” Frankly, I don’t think I’ve gotten any questions about grades.… https://t.co/RuWmqXkgPPA3: Whether remote or F2F I always encourage my Ss to revisit, revise and resubmit their work. To support this I wi… https://t.co/14nuPgnoXTA2: I using a “Letter to the Class” to highlight successful work (and why so) & areas that need improvement. Also s… https://t.co/mhkm5S1Xl5A1: Biweekly emails, google form check ins, daily Qs, video messages, virtual class, ... it’s nice & helps but it’s… https://t.co/nfnC7HsMjt
4/29
2020
A6: This has at times sounded like we're preaching to each other--the already converted. Let's be critical friends… https://t.co/EgkRIg756Y
Retweeted by Adam DycheA6: It has forced open the door on our grading practices for Ts to face. A must need step in this evolution. Also,… https://t.co/jkd5VJ55kt @elissa_gong @JoeCFeldman Yes. We have to rectify incompletes and if we can’t develop a recovery plan (most likely… https://t.co/x1XSiHfMz8 @AaronSBlackwel1 💯 Seen this live show — my daughter has completed (with purpose) work at all times of the day. It… https://t.co/TlZDLnkh1H @JoeCFeldman A4: What I’ve struggled with is our hyper-focus on “incomplete” grades (moving Ss with Fs to Ds) while… https://t.co/5ptl2cAysp @alix__tate For sure. 💯 It’s forced open the door on our practices for us to face and for all the see. The hope is… https://t.co/HPzozwCnsS @JoeCFeldman A2: I don’t like deadlines. 👎🏻 No one knows how long it takes to learn anything & are often based on o… https://t.co/TS4U8pB4vZ @FapohundaRyann @JoeCFeldman Subjectivity will always be there. Wether it’s credible and defensible is what we need… https://t.co/KJvrllwMMJ @JoeCFeldman I’ve heard Ts tell Ss to “hard harder”, but what does that mean?? I’ve seen my daughter cry, throw fit… https://t.co/SDMpliRTio @JoeCFeldman A1: Averaging (assumes equal start point), grading homework (who really did it), late work penalties (… https://t.co/fgC49xZd0VAdam. HS Chair of Social Studies in the suburbs of Chicago. #tg2chat
4/27
2020
Learning during #COVIDー19 amplifies the “real-ness” of the lives of our Ss. As schools continue to teach remotely,… https://t.co/W0dQEZo6ER
4/21
2020
For our @WaubonsieValley seniors...it’s not the ending you wanted, but this is only just the beginning. 💚💛 #BeWVhttps://t.co/WrwnvNPzbM
4/18
2020
@ElaineKlauer Awesome! We can do this! 👍🏻👊🏻🙌🏻🤙🏻❤️ #TeamTeachers #TeamStudentsA6: Hopefully Ts who have felt tethered to daily gradebook entries feel more confident in looking for specific trai… https://t.co/wXGFsFW7Au
Retweeted by Adam Dyche @garnet_hillman A6: I’m hopeful more Ts see that Ss can (and will) learn without grades, and that Ss will do work t… https://t.co/AkCbw3br2U @garnet_hillman A5: I just had a wonderful & inspired conversation with @misteradampage about “conference grading”… https://t.co/XwKHdGgXWV @dbuckedu A4: Yes! For just about ever, parents haven’t seen the daily learning habits of their kids (and the ongoi… https://t.co/C5uHldFfUVA3: A3: I’m thankful I was able to have 3 months to create a learning culture so I trust (hope) Ss stress in my cla… https://t.co/9SczFrMqdy @garnet_hillman A3: I’m thankful I was able to have 3 months to create a learning culture so I trust (hope) Ss stre… https://t.co/nu8ENhq3VC @garnet_hillman A2: Work in progress. The conversations have been purposeful & honest, while also revealing. A lot… https://t.co/E4Vn7OS17w @garnet_hillman As an IL teacher, this guidance has helped form our local guidelines. While we’ll still give grades… https://t.co/176JRfvs4e @JTsunami78 Likewise, good sir! #sblchatAdam. HS Chair of Social Stuides in the wintery (yet typical) spring suburbs of Chicago. #sblchat
4/16
2020
@kenmattingly A6: Hopefully an innate need to grow fueled by evidence of competency & control. (Note: Works in F2F… https://t.co/A2RD3CvnzN @LaurenPorosoff Agreed. Ideally these skills were taught and utilized previously. If not, well, I think the circums… https://t.co/FPhyrHOIzJ @natabasso For sure. The traditional feedback-loop has been compromised, thus a nuanced system of self-evaluation i… https://t.co/tqXxCw5Jbv @kenmattingly No doubt. I’m hopeful a quarters worth of connections and instruction gave them the agency to be self… https://t.co/d1eYi0yM6GA1: In my class we have a saying: “Revisit & Revise”. I’m hopeful my Ss are still practicing this mantra while at h… https://t.co/QmFzJvIXC3
4/15
2020
A critical reminder about motivation from @rickwormeli2 as we continue to adapt to remote learning & explore ways… https://t.co/zXXdjGAoEC @LaurenPorosoff Thanks! Admittedly, this is just another way to look at the difference between assessment FOR learn… https://t.co/dPAAWjKWbz
4/14
2020
Episode 1 of @somegoodnews earned a gold star. ⭐️ Episode 2 earns the whole page of gold stars!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Or how… https://t.co/MOOhI252whAs schools shift to remote learning and “grade less” classrooms, I’m re-sharing my insights & experiences creating… https://t.co/00VbfVfCjk @michaelkpurcell @3gratiae @deccarius @DaleFisherEdD @Mschroeder6 @KathleenKColgan @briankaye @petetheisD99HRhttps://t.co/Q9CixIwKVc
4/6
2020
@kngiordano 💯👏🏻 Too often we fear our assumptions (Ss won’t work without grades) but our experiences prove otherwis… https://t.co/TGvk3pgJch
4/5
2020
As we “grade less” our notion of accountability must change. Instead of a punitive weapon for when Ss don’t follow… https://t.co/UywS6kJOH8
4/4
2020
@kngiordano The door to grading &assessment has been forced open due to extreme & unfortunate circumstances, but th… https://t.co/HCwX68hs9g
3/31
2020
💯 this thread by @samwineburg. Critical insight & direction. #mustread #sschat #atassessment #sblchat #masterychat https://t.co/a88UnasqpM @AaronSBlackwel1 @SarahMZerwin eSchool which was bought by PowerSchool (2 years ago) and will no longer be supporte… https://t.co/SxAMtYJd8o @AaronSBlackwel1 @SarahMZerwin It’s one of the one features I like about our online gradebook but Ts need to use th… https://t.co/il7kLu9w6B @SarahMZerwin A4: Our gradebook allows for the use of codes (TI = turned it) and I will use those expressly for Ps… https://t.co/RA6M2byEeO @MikeSzczepanik @alicekeeler Exactly the opportunity we’re in — as we focus on “essential” learning the door is ope… https://t.co/MWPrxVnwiZ @MrsMathEyton @MikeSzczepanik @HiltonCSD @MsWetmoreMath For seniors it could look different but the country is equa… https://t.co/QzR7NbvE8m @MikeSzczepanik @HiltonCSD I’d love to know more and how/when your 3rd quarter closed. #TG2chat @SarahMZerwin A2: It’s forced open the door on our discussions about healthy grading & assessment practices with ou… https://t.co/2cCTPDSxE1 @SarahMZerwin For me, I feel I’ve been able to provide more feedback. Of course, that’s directly tied to being stuc… https://t.co/S4TmBXVWA7
3/30
2020
Wow. That was a highlight of our career for sure. Thanks to @rickwormeli2 @tguskey @leeannjung & @kenoc7 for lettin… https://t.co/q55Slu1NQq
Retweeted by Adam Dyche @mctownsley Absolutely! The door has been forced open for a hard look at grading & assessment. I’m hopeful we can c… https://t.co/jXtjqHPYT1“Moving away from a time based model of learning & towards a proficiency based one.” @tguskey thoughtful solution o… https://t.co/T9RESva8NcWe often look for #silverlinings in the times of peril. Today it’s engaging with, arguably, the “Mount Rushmore Gra… https://t.co/sd0hZwm7kQ
3/26
2020
4 Bands/Artists that mean a lot to you and 4 tags. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dr. Dre, Queen, A Tribe Called Quest.… https://t.co/MIPDWKw5Im
3/24
2020
💯 #sblchat #atassessment #edchat #masterychat https://t.co/vfBdlWLHmOAs we head into another week of #COVID19 & e-learning, what I miss most is greeting each S everyday—with a fist bum… https://t.co/jXZtWHOWHx
3/23
2020
A #silverlining of this social isolation is my teenager daughter’s willingness to spend time with me! She proposed… https://t.co/e6g4d6kWOh
3/22
2020
@kenoc7 @M_E_Decker @RCunconanLahr Indeed @kenoc7 — a single subject mark is so, so very vague, but it’s the curren… https://t.co/nniRYiGNfn @M_E_Decker @RCunconanLahr Like it or not, grades are the single most identifiable communication tool between famil… https://t.co/kaTxZrTTHNYes. 💯 It’s the ugly truth of transactional classrooms. #udlchat https://t.co/dscEg8Kllj @KristaWinkelman Totally. It can make learning / school feel lonely or unsupported, and elevate anxiety, lack of belonging, etc. #sblchat @M_E_Decker @RCunconanLahr In my experience, it’s conditioning, status, and wanting to be great at something. We ch… https://t.co/d3iSxT6BY5 @M_E_Decker Potentially. But they can close the door too. 😬 #udlchat @mctownsley @MrsJRedding Generally, they’re an effective testing-effect strategy, albeit limited due to forced-choi… https://t.co/nwIKXMsEJ4 @M_E_Decker IMO, grades are often poor feedback as they don’t indicate what is to be done differently or better to… https://t.co/rHvqa4ADYE @kngiordano A1: To provide Ss mark of / communicate their learning at a specific point in time. #udlchat @KatieBudrow A1: As a testing-effect strategy, I’m a fan of Google Forms & its ability to populate pre-loaded feedb… https://t.co/YUYfFqxmGZThanks for the invite @kngiordano! I look forward to the insights from folks in the #udlchat.
3/19
2020
A3: With our state board prohibiting grading, it forces close the door on transactional classrooms, and opens the d… https://t.co/4rXtWyiTAr @TomSchimmer While we’ve previously discussed and designed e-learning days, implementing such plans for multiple we… https://t.co/Tolhvl6y8YA2: I hope all school jurisdictions, leaders, students, and parents exercise some short-term patience as teachers n… https://t.co/Riz4QFisI4
Retweeted by Adam Dyche
3/18
2020
“Decisions are made by those who show up.” Even in the midst of unprecedented times. #COVID19 #DemocracyIsAVerbhttps://t.co/gNyCvZim0G
3/17
2020

0