So you agree that giving up grades will improve student learning and now you're asking, "but how?" Keep reading to find out a few ways to start.
Are our current beliefs about daily homework in fact a myth? What is the point of homework in your classroom?
Grades don't serve anyone in our system except those who issue them. Once thought to communicate learning, we now understand that this was a mistake. So here is one alternative.
It's time to give that new professional learning or technology a try. What's holding you back? Take to take the leap, here are some suggestions to fearlessly press forward.
Becoming a part of professional organizations is another way to remain vital in the content areas we work in. If you aren't a part of your regional or national organization, why not check it out?
Working together to build community fosters a positive work environment that demonstrates unity. In what ways can schools provide more opportunities for educators to work together to improve schools?
Reflection is a powerful tool and process in learning to move toward mastery. What if we could offer students more than one way to do it, in a format that may be more native to them?
Advising a student publication takes perseverance, anyone who does it wouldn't argue that point. Empowering student leaders to be responsible for managing set publication sometimes requires a pep talk. Check this one out.
Let's teach students to assess themselves and put learning at the forefront instead of the often misleading grades they're accustomed to.
There are many wonderful and innovative things happening in education that never get the media coverage. This impropriety needs to change.