Why Graide Academy

Why Graide Academy

"After four years of teaching, I can attest to the fact that your most important function in your classroom each day is not determining what your students are thinking, creating, writing, solving, discussing, reading, evaluating, comparing, or applying, but rather how you are thoughtfully responding to their work."

Student-Driven Feedback

Student-Driven Feedback

To be successful in the 21st century, students must be in the driver seat when it comes to their learning. To be the driver, students must internalize their learning goals and be aware of their progress.  They must learn how to self-reflect on their work and ask their teacher for targeted feedback if they are going to graduate with the ability to solve problems creatively and also communicate their processes, challenges, and findings.

Middle School Spotlight Using Formative Feedback to Improve Students’ Technical Writing Skills

Middle School Spotlight                              Using Formative Feedback to Improve Students’ Technical Writing Skills

Craig Hanson, a Middle School Science and Math teacher, prioritizes improvements in his students' technical writing skills by incorporating resources from The Graide Network. 

Interview of the Author - Carol Jago, Papers Papers Papers

Interview of the Author - Carol Jago, Papers Papers Papers

Carol Jago, a distinguished English teacher, author, and past president of the National Council of Teachers of English, directly addresses a challenge faced by many teachers today …there is so much important work to do and so little time. Read on for her best survival tips from 32 years in the classroom.

December Graider of the Month: Andrew Martin

December Graider of the Month: Andrew Martin

“Andrew is a KEEPER! He did an EXCELLENT job with the comments. He now holds the record for "BEST COMMENTS EVER" because they were so detailed and useful.” Learn more about Andrew Martin from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and his helpful tips on how to be a superstar Graider (hint: preparation and clarification).