Honor roll and other merit based recognition doesn't serve a school community well. Instead, it further segregates students and perpetuates the myth that grades help to communicate academic success. What if schools focused more on the collaborative and less on the competition?
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May 21, 2015
May 14, 2015
Is mandatory seat time necessary for learning or is it just another antiquated hoop for students to jump through as they play school? What do you think?
April 30, 2015
Life's stresses can sometimes make it hard to focus. How do you focus through occasion pressure and chaos?
April 28, 2015
It's time to fight the testing culture and consider the bigger picture. How can educators better align learning for life and not for testing? As we make pedagogical decisions daily, teachers need to weigh the importance of learning vs cramming for a test that isn't going to impact a child's overall level of mastery.
April 09, 2015
How does a movement take form, you may ask? It starts with an idea and then a few people who are willing to take action. That action creates a stir and perhaps inspires some and angers others, but real change starts to happen. This is how Teachers Throwing Out Grades (#TTOG) began. Read on to find out more about this growing movement.
March 16, 2015
How do educators define success in their spaces and then how do they ensure that is has been achieved for every child?
March 11, 2015
What if we erased all of the confining questions that terminate in a dead end? Let's open education up to possibility and a world of what if. What questions do you wish to explore?
March 04, 2015
Instead of trying to treat kids the exact same way. As standardized testing became the norm, an unfortunate byproduct was the loss of student individuality. If we strive to normalize the way we teach and assess kids, we lose an inherent component that makes learning unique and interesting. The fun i...
February 23, 2015
In the current educational climate, many people might wonder why people still choose teaching as their profession. Despite the excessive testing and often negative impression of education, there is still very important work to be done. Read on to see why many educators teach.
February 16, 2015
What is the function of a student report card? What does it seek to communicate? How effectively do most student report cards share information about individual student achievement? What if we rebranded our communication loop? What would that look like?