The Gradeless Classroom with Starr Sackstein

In this episode, author, presenter and National Board Certified Teacher Starr Sackstein discusses the process of authentic assessment in the classroom and how teachers must look inward and question their current grading practices to shift the conversation from traditional grading to a true mastery of learning. Sackstein also shares highlights from her popular book, Hacking Assessment: 10 Ways to Go Gradeless in a Traditional Grades School, and reflects on how competition and homework can be detrimental to kids who need more unstructured time at home to decompress and escape the daily pressures of playing the game of school. Finally, Sackstein discusses her latest book, From Teacher to Leader: Finding Your Way as a First-Year Leader without Losing Your Mind, and provides a quick preview of her new book on Assessment within Learning Centers that is scheduled for release in 2020. Twitter: @msstackstein. Website: www.mssackstein. 

About Dr. Greg Goins

As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website:

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