It's time to take the no-grades policy school wide, are you ready? Read on to see the plan.
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July 12, 2015
June 11, 2015
Empowered kids are engaged kids and allowing students to be in charge of their learning and assessment promotes growth and self-efficacy in ways that teacher provided grades never will.
June 09, 2015
You might be wondering if students are capable of grading themselves after a year worth of work. You may be asking if they can objectively review their growth and then take all of their understanding of mastery and parlay it into a letter grade that suits the old system... well they can.
May 19, 2015
Data doesn't have to be a dirty word, it can just be information used to help inform learning and future teaching. How do you collect and use data to further learning in your classes?
May 05, 2015
Tenure is supposed to protect the very best of us against situations that threaten our jobs. But who should decide tenure and what qualifications must be met? Here are some thoughts.
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?
April 02, 2015
Too often teachers are okay assuming students know what is going on. It's time we look under the hood to figure out what actually is seeping in. How do we do that, you ask? Check out of some of these synthesis strategies.
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 09, 2015
Providing feedback is more than just saying "good job" or "nice work" or "you can do better." Feedback provides a specific look into what is being done correctly and what continues to need improvement. Read on to learn some strategies for providing timely feedback that will improve learning.