Tyler Nice | Chalkboard Project

Tyler Nice

May 6, 2013

Method or mission?

In what ways have you seen methodology trump mission in education? Do you see similar issues in other fields?

  • Teacher Leadership
  • Educator Workforce
Aug 12, 2013

The problem with proficiency: Part I

The recent implementation of HB 2220 legislation is the latest effort to sway educators to adjust their practices in significant ways. My school has had a fair share of exposure to proficiency-based assessment over the years. Through that exposure, I profoundly changed how I taught and assessed students. Gone were the extra-credit opportunities, they amounted often times to meaningless grade inflation. I threw out deductions for late assignments—I wanted to assess their academic growth, not their ability to hit a deadline.

  • Student Success
  • Policy
Aug 14, 2013

The problem with proficiency: Part 2

In my last post I talked about the three (possibly) faulty assumptions at work in the proficiency argument, and now I am going to talk about four problems with the implementation of HB 2220.

  • Student Success
  • Policy
Mar 18, 2014

Wrestling with assessment

A good friend of mine recently found himself on a plane with a nuclear physicist from India who had just completed writing a crime novel. Needless to say, my friend engaged in an interesting conversation.

  • Student Success