The Power of Feedback; Reflections from a Paddle Board Yogi


By Kristine Tesoriero Middle School/High School Curriculum & Professional Learning Coordinator Like most teachers, I consider myself a life-long learner.  Typically, my learning and growth centers around the field of education, so when an opportunity…

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Five Myths of Standards-Based Grading


By Kristine Tesoriero Middle School/High School Curriculum & Professional Learning Coordinator Assessment Consultant, Tom Schimmer helps us address common misinterpretations that sometimes get in the way of sound assessment practices This week we welcomed assessment…

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Does your classroom space reflect 21st century learning?


By Kristine Tesoriero Middle School Curriculum & Professional Learning Coordinator Twenty wooden desks are lined up in neat rows. The teacher’s desk is in the front of the rectangular room and a podium is stationed…

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What is worth understanding?


By Kristine Tesoriero Middle School Curriculum & Professional Learning Coordinator   In an age when most of our questions can be answered with just the click of a button, what is the difference between “knowing…

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Integrated Projects Lead to Deeper Learning


By Kristine Tesoriero October 13, 2015 started off like any other day at ISB. Students arrived, as they always do, eager and excited to learn. Meanwhile, teachers put their final touches on their lesson plans…

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