April 6, 2020

#002 Grade this!😝

#002 Grade this!😝
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In this episode we start with a little about the history, the how and the why, of grading. (Did you know that grades were originally A, B, C, D and E?? Where did F come in?). Β Then we get into grading practices used today and how they affect our students. We debate methods like percentage based, standards based, and narrative grading and how they might be implemented in real classrooms (How logical is narrative grading when many of us have 150+ students??).

We talk about:

  • the subjectivity of grading,
  • implicit bias,
  • the varied ways teachers choose to grade
  • grading’s effect on student motivation
  • the lack of any training in how to grade
  • what we wish parents knew about grading.

Ultimately, we come to the conclusion that there is no conclusion about grading.

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