Despite teachers identifying grading as one of the most frustrating parts of the job and decades of research demonstrating a need for reform, there is
Best Practice: Question Strategically
Some teachers simply calculate marks privately. Others have students who know exactly where they stand in their learning because of ongoing communication about their progress,
Standards-based grading is not new, but it is also not widespread, despite demonstrated benefits to learning and achievement. So, how can we incorporate this concept
Percell, J. (2019, July 11). Strategies for Diving into Successful Grading Reform. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
The era of grading reform is in full swing. Teachers throughout the country are critically analyzing their grading practices and the effect grading has on
We have taken a look at the current debate in education about grading practices and created what we believe to be a more moderate, systematic
In a perfect world, there would be no grades. Instead, there would be feedback to students from teachers and others, coupled with opportunities to use
Ferlazzo, L. (2019, June 30). Response: Phonics Instruction Doesn’t Have to Be ‘Boring & Dull’. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
Teaching students to read requires a balance of phonics instruction with a love of literature and books, according to Mandy Ellis, principal of Dunlap Grade
Let’s give students learning tasks that tell them, “You can be as smart as you want to be.”
Sackstein, S. (2019, May 28). Play the Broken Record When Questioning Students. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
The Broken-Record questions are rooted in the learning purpose, which is not a moving target.
We actually know quite a bit about how to teach reading. So why don’t we do it right?