Big takeaways from doing away with traditional grading

After years of teaching using the principles of standards-based learning and grading, I encountered two findings that radically changed my perspective on assessment, grading, and reporting. Source: Teachers Going Gradeless – Arthur Chiaravalli – Medium Joe Bower’s blog, for the love of learning, has a ton of additional resources on getting …

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Boring, bored, gone.

Still, teachers can staunch boredom. Mehta and Fine (read sidebar) discovered that even in underperforming schools where boredom was near universal, “there were individual teachers who were creating classrooms where students were really engaged and motivated.” These teachers trusted students to sometime control the class. They tried to learn from their …

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