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Learning Lab Education Radio


Feb 17, 2015

Retakes, allowing for retakes on assessments, supports mastery learning and has always made sense to me. In this episode I learn about the philosophy behind reiteration, strategies for implementation and getting started techniques from Rick Wormeli. Rick is an internationally recognized educational consultant and author. I received his award winning book titled "Meet Me In The Middle" in my first year of teaching from the Assistant Superintendent. It made a huge impact on me and really helped to shape my career from very early on.

Considering Retakes?

  • Learn about the moral imperative behind allowing retakes.
  • Discover how retakes help students learn.
  • Gain strategies to implement in your classroom to help manage the workflow.

Do we claim to have integrity, to be moral, to being doing the right thing by our students and if so then maybe some of the conventional practices really no longer serve if they serve at all?- Rick Wormeli

One of the first national board certified teachers and also the recipient of Disney's American Teacher Awards 1996 Outstanding English Teacher of the Nation, Rick is always pursuing becoming a better educator. His video titled "Redos and Retakes and Do-Overs Part One" on YouTube revolutionized my classroom and experience for both myself and my students. Be sure to check out Rick on Twitter as @rickwormeli2. I recommend browsing through the collection of books he has written, you can find out more about the titles and topics on his publishers website Stenhouse.