distance learning, grading reform

Motivating Students Without Grades

Image by Gerd Altmann As distance learning continues around the country, teachers may find themselves grappling with the topic of student motivation. Bereft of the traditional tools and strategies commonly used to motivate students in face-to-face instruction, teachers may feel powerless to teach any student other than the most motivated. And for many, the biggest… Continue reading Motivating Students Without Grades

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Reflections on First Semester Grading Reform: 3 Challenges

This post continues from the previous one in which I shared some initial reflections on my first semester grading reforms. I’m doing so for two main reasons:  To be thoughtful and deliberate, hopefully learning as much as possible from the experience to continuously improve my own practice.To help others who may be undertaking similar grading… Continue reading Reflections on First Semester Grading Reform: 3 Challenges

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Reflections on First Semester Grading Reform: 3 Successes

It’s approximately the half-way mark of the school year, and to me, this means a couple of especially important things. It means the first semester is finished and grades have become a permanent part of student transcripts. With the second semester comes the opportunity to reflect on the successes and challenges of the 14 grading… Continue reading Reflections on First Semester Grading Reform: 3 Successes