A rubric is typically an evaluation tool or set of guidelines used to promote the consistent application of learning expectations, learning objectives, or learning standards in the classroom, or to measure their attainment against a consistent set of criteria. In instructional settings, rubrics clearly define academic expectations for students and help to ensure consistency in the evaluation of academic work from student to student, assignment to assignment, or course to course.

Tech Connection to Classroom: Use a program such as goobric to automate the rubric creating process.

Restorative Practice

An emerging social science that studies how to strengthen relationships between individuals as well as social connections within communities.

Tech Connection to Classroom: Create a google form with questions such as; What happened? What were you thinking or feeling at the time?

Who was hurt by what happened? What did you need?How do you want things to change? What needs to be done to make things as right as possible? What is our agreement for the future? Once submitted you now have documentation for parents or administration.


Studious inquiry or examination; especially : investigation or experimentation aimed at the discovery and interpretation of facts, revision of accepted theories or laws in the light of new facts, or practical application of such new or revised theories or laws

Tech Connection to Classroom: is a fantastic free resource that provides professional, vetted materials to help students research. (When in MEL, click on the teachers tab at top of screen to find resources that pertain to your grade/subject).