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.
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February 23, 2015
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?
February 04, 2015
If we are to reform education, we need to start with empowering teachers. Consider rethinking professional development so that teachers can engage in inquiry projects.
January 30, 2015
Who are the biggest naysayers in your educational community? At the heart of all conflict is an inherent misunderstanding about situations. So start a dialogue with folks in your community about the possibility of giving up grades? It takes a village.
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 16, 2015
Education should be free instead of providing a privileged few the right to learn. President Obama has taken a step in the right direction offering community college for all.
January 07, 2015
In a perfect world, teachers would all model the growth mindset and fearlessly learn new things to share with students. Some do, unfortunately not enough.
December 29, 2014
What were your favorite posts about grading this year? What did you learn? Will you be throwing out grades in 2015?