Oby graduated from Emory University this May with a degree in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology. She is currently enrolled in a postbaccalaureate Biomedical Science Masters program at Wake Forest, and she’ll be applying for medical school in the fall. And if that isn't impressive enough, she also found time this spring to join The Graide Network, quickly became a top-performing and versatile Graider.
Meet Eileen Dominic, the newest addition to The Graide Network family. She'll be taking over as Member Success Manager this summer. You can learn more about her journey as an AmeriCorps Teaching Fellow and her work at Citizen Schools Illinois. We're so excited to have her onboard and hope you'll join us in giving her a warm welcome!
Rubrics provide teachers with a uniform way of providing students with information about their progress towards specific learning goals. Rubrics help make scoring more fair across multiple teachers and also help eliminate scoring bias. Rubrics are applied analytically or holistically depending on the type of task.
"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."
Becca is a junior at the University of Chicago who is currently studying poverty and education in Spain at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Becca is majoring in Comparative Human Development and Public Policy. UChicago doesn’t offer an education degree, but that didn’t stop Becca from pursuing her passion.
Listen as The National Writing Project hosts a wide-ranging discussion of the power of The Graide Network as an instructional tool, the importance of effective feedback, and the value of experiential learning for pre-service teachers. Featuring Brophy College Prep English department chair John Damaso and all-star Graider from University of Illinois-Chicago Sumaiya Qazi.
Daniela is a senior at Cornell University in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and she has consistently received rave reviews from teachers and students for the quality and care of her work.
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.
Being a Graider helped Regan see how veteran teachers adapt to their students. “I am putting a lot of stuff into my own ‘mind palace’ to file away for teaching." Regan will be teaching with Teach for America in Charlotte this fall.
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.
"So why did I have so much fun working at an ed tech company? My theory: because the Graide Network isn’t about Artificial Intelligence or making learning more isolated. It’s about the very human connections that can be made through technology. "