Human Restoration Project


Bonus: Summit: Self-Assessment, Gradeless Learning, and Teacher Well-Being w/ Starr Sackstein

This is an audio version of our Summit on October 27th,, 2019.

Starr Sackstein, NBCT is author of many titles including Hacking Assessment, Peer Feedback in the Classroom: Empowering Students to Be the Experts, and From Teacher to Leader: Finding Your Way as a First-Time Leader without Losing Your Mind, as well as an English nationally board certified teacher.

In this interactive discussion, we will discuss how these principles not only are paramount for our students' success, but our own longevity and joy as educators.

How does gradeless learning change the teacher’s role in the classroom?

How can we use self-assessment to not only change our classrooms for student well-being, but for teachers?

How do student agency and voice and choice lend themselves to teacher empowerment and work/life balance?

What other ways can we foster teacher well-being while simultaneously promoting the well-being of students?

Look out for future Summits via Human Restoration Project’s website and social media. Our goal is to host free, quality PD at least once a month!

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