Grading policies need to reflect the times, not the experiences of our childhood. What should determine a grading policy? Or shouldn't there be one at all.
All Blog Posts With grading Tag or Category
May 12, 2015
April 19, 2015
Are you a science or math teacher who feels like moving away from grades is something you can't do? Check out this interview with Jim Cordery, a math teacher from NJ shared his thoughts with me about grading and challenges he has with #TTOG.
April 14, 2015
Nicholas Provenzano tackles the grading question and isn't sure what to make of it. Instead of throwing it all out as I'm inclined to do, he considers feedback, but isn't ready to abandon tradition. Read on to hear about his struggle. Where do you fit in the continuum?
March 31, 2015
What are the purpose of grades? Do they actually function as they are supposed to? Perhaps it's time to reconsider how we communicate learning. What would that look like for you?
March 03, 2015
Recently an article appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education that focused on why professors won't raise a student's grade when asked. Perhaps the issue isn't the student, but the clarity of the teacher.
January 28, 2015
Education is in need of some changes. If we eliminate grades, we make room for many important shifts that must occur in our current climate. It's time to shift the mindset; teachers, throw out grades.
January 23, 2015
Students need to be taught to start valuing their learning and not the grade. Too often we waste our time fighting over missing work or arguing over the grades "we give" our students. But if there could be an alternative?
January 21, 2015
Grades are just a math game. This is what I told students many years ago. "If you know how to work the numbers, you can get a good grade."
January 01, 2015
Even though a child may indeed be reveling in and absorbing the wonders of a rich travel experience, or a deeply rewarding family visit, back home in the classroom, they're...behind. And school time is sacred. Or not.
December 29, 2014
What were your favorite posts about grading this year? What did you learn? Will you be throwing out grades in 2015?