Category Archives: Teaching & Learning

The Transparency Files: Standardized Testing

This is our fourth year of publishing the “Grade Equivalent Scores” for the Iowa Test of Basic Skills or ITBS - the standardized test we take annually at the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School.  (We did not have comparison data the first year … Continue reading

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The Transparency Files: Annual Parent Survey

After making transparent the results of my own evaluation by both myself and my faculty, it is time to turn to our other annual survey: the Annual Parent Survey.  [For comparison sake, you are welcome to explore last year's reflection.] I will try to … Continue reading

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edJEWcon FLA

Storify by Jon Mitzmacher Thu, Apr 03 2014 13:55:40 edJEWcon FLA We took to Hochberg Prep in Miami this week for our next Regional edJEWcon – this one was about "Flipped Learning" with Dr. Marie Alcock. Thanks to the Martin … Continue reading

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Jon’s #iJED Storify

Storify by Jon Mitzmacher Tue, Mar 04 2014 08:13:41 Jon’s #iJED Storify This is my quick, rather unedited, Storify of #iJED14 using JUST MY Twitter. I encourage everyone to make and share THEIR Storify using all the social media you … Continue reading

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Live Blog of MJGDS EdCamp 2014

Welcome to our Second Annual Martin J. Gottlieb Day School EdCamp! You can review what an “EdCamp” is and relive last year’s “Live Blog of MJGDS EdCamp” if you would like extra context… …when we entered the Library today: 9:00 … Continue reading

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The Transparency Files: Teacher-Led Evaluation

We are into the second year utilizing our school’s new learning target.  I blogged last year, as part of “The Transparency Files,” about why and how we created the target and how it would guide important decisions about how the … Continue reading

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The Transparency Files: Homework Wars

This is the 150th (!) blog post of “A Floor, But No Ceiling” and amazingly, to me, in a search of all my blog posts, I cannot find one that deals with “homework”.  I guess denial is not just a … Continue reading

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Another Trip Around the MJGDS Blogosphere

It is that time again! How about this week we take a trip through the MJGDS Blogosphere and kvell about some of the excellent projects our students and teachers are engaged in. Perhaps it is too much to expect folk to check all … Continue reading

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MJGDS Pre-Planning: A Storify

Tried something new this week!   [View the story "MJGDS Pre-Planning Week" on Storify]

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To everything there is a season…

  Life does move on… A friend who came last week to pay a shivah call who had recently lost a parent of his own, shared with me that although you would think the goal of shivah is to provide the mourner … Continue reading

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