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November 19, 2014

Students React to a Classroom Without Grades

But what will students say about a class without a grades? Read on to see their reactions.

November 17, 2014

The First Step To Give Up Grades Is ...

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.

November 11, 2014

Why It's Time to Give Up Grades

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.

November 09, 2014

Putting New Learning to Use

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.

November 05, 2014

Professional Learning Breeds Teamwork

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?

October 28, 2014

Tracking Student Progress: They're More Than Data

Let's teach students to assess themselves and put learning at the forefront instead of the often misleading grades they're accustomed to.

October 08, 2014

'You're Not Getting a Grade in This Class!' Rinse, Repeat

Shifting the mindset on long held educational values is tough, but that doesn't mean we should give up. Teachers must model perseverance and repeat as much as needed til the important messages are heard.

October 03, 2014

Are You Drowning in a Pool of Risk?

Ever feel like the risks you take aren't helping to move forward?

September 26, 2014

Let Students Tell Us What They Know

Sometimes the best person to tell us what they know is the student who has done the learning. Too often in our profession we empower the wrong people and establish a misunderstanding about what students know and can do. This is why we must teach kids to self-assess against standards, defend their assessment and then accept it as a way to help kids.

September 22, 2014

Teaching Reflection in Steps

Teaching reflection is necessary for teachers of all ages. Students learn the valuable lesson of assessing themselves against standards which makes tracking their growth possible. Read on to learn one way to teach students to do this.

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