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Rick Wormeli

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Rick Wormeli

Rick Wormeli has had varied experiences as a classroom teacher, and has also been a coach for teachers and leaders. He has written several best-selling books, as well as numerous articles in professional journals.

Rick has a most entertaining way of provoking thought around key principles of sound assessment practice.

AAC Fall Conference 2009: Fair Isn’t Always Equal

Rick sheds new light on familiar questions about differentiated instruction and assessment through humorous, everyday analogies.

Video: Differentiation: A Call to Action

Differentiation: A Call to Action

Rick presents a compelling argument for differentiation.

Video: Differentiated Products – or Not

Differentiated Products – or Not

Rick discusses situations where differentiated products would not be appropriate.

Video: Differentiating for Individual Student Needs

Differentiating for Individual Student Needs

Rick uses a classroom example to demonstrate the need for differentiation.

Video: What About Homework?

What About Homework?

Rick explains the role of homework within the learning sequence.

Video: Ready – or Not?

Ready – or Not?

Rick points out the importance of seeing learning as a process that transcends arbitrary reporting periods.

Video: Mean, Median and Mode

Mean, Median and Mode

Rick discusses the limitations of using the mean.

Video: Evidence of Mastery

Evidence of Mastery

Rick discusses some of the challenges in defining mastery.

Video: The Case for Second Chances

The Case for Second Chances

Rick provides a compelling argument for second chances.

Video: Rethinking Retakes

Rethinking Retakes

Rick discusses some practical ways to deal with retakes.

Video: Rethinking Lates

Rethinking Lates

Rick discusses the issue of late work by citing real world examples.

Video: Rethinking Zero

Rethinking Zero

Rick discusses the limitations of the 100-point grading scale.

Video: Recovery from Failure

Recovery from Failure

Rick discusses the value of helping students learn how to recover from failure.

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