CHANGING THE WORLD ONE MIND AT A TIME
The world is changing and education must keep up. As the world becomes more connected and the skills of the classroom shift, we must grow with them. It's time to consider our current practices and make the necessary revisions for the benefit of our students and colleagues. What risks are you prepared to take? How can I help?
Collaborating and Leading with Purpose
CHANGING THE WORLD ONE MIND AT A TIME
Starr Sackstein (@MsSackstein) has been an educator for 20 years and is currently a full-time educational consultant, instructional coach, and speaker. Starr received National Board Certification in 2012 and was recognized as an outstanding educator that year by Education Update. She is also a certified Master journalism educator through the Journalism Education Association (JEA) and served as the New York State Director for JEA. She was named an ASCD "Emerging Leader" class of 2016 and had the opportunity to give a TEDx Talk called "A Recovering Perfectionist's Journey to Give Up Grades" and has spoken on The Red Dot Cafe in affiliation with TEDx San Antonio about grading practices.
She is the author of many educational books including Blogging for Educators, Teaching Students to Self-Assess: How Do I Help Students Grow as Learners?, The Power of Questioning: Opening Up the World of Student Inquiry, Hacking Assessment: 10 Ways to Go Gradeless in a Traditional Grades School, Peer Feedback in the Classroom: Empower Students to Provide Effective Peer Feedback, Assessing with Respect: Everyday Practices that Meet Students' Social and Emotional Needs and From Teacher to Leader: Finding Your Way as a First Time Leader Without Losing Your Mind. She blogs on Education Week Teacher at "Work in Progress" and has contributed to several other publications. Starr has traveled the world sharing ideas about assessment reform in Canada, Dubai, and South Korea and is hoping to continue changing the system for kids everywhere.
"CHANGING THE WORLD ONE MIND AT A TIME"
EDUCATIONAL CONSULTING and Technical Support with Mastery Book at Mastery Portfolio
I'm so excited to be the COO of Mastery Portfolio where we offer personalized help for your school community regarding all things assessment, particularly the implementation of standards-based assessment using our Mastery Book tool while shifting the way we include students in the learning process. Let's work together for better learning for kids and teachers.
I speak on a wide range of topics that seek to inspire and promote change:
Transitioning into a new leadership role
Empowering student and teacher voice
Assessing With Respect
Alternative assessment for optimal student learning
Teacher Leadership, leading from within the classroom
A Recovering Perfectionist Gives up Grading
Using Tech to enhance student learning
CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP FACILITATOR
Here are just a few of the workshops I can provide - There are more, contact me if you're interested.
Providing feedback for optimal growth (either to teachers or to students)
Teaching students/teachers to self-assess and reflect
Teaching students to provide excellent peer feedback
All things Secondary Humanities classrooms
WHAT OUR RESPECTED COLLEAGUES SAY ABOUT OUR SERVICES
Speaking on #satchat radio with Brad Currie and Billy Krakower at the EdScape conference in NJ where Brad and I presented together about EdPerspectives, our monthly show.
“Starr Sackstein is a passionate and engaging presenter. She exemplifies all that is right with education. Starr’s message is clear: do what’s best for kids by making learning fun, interactive, and relevant. Over the past few years I have thoroughly enjoyed presenting with Starr at the Edscape Conference and conducting a monthly online talk show called EdPerspectives. Starr Sackstein is the real deal and knows what education is truly all about.”
– Brad Currie, Author of All Hands On Deck, Corwin Press