Grades are killing student perplexity & creativity

I just started teaching a semester long programming class. Since I'm new to it, I had an idea of how I would grade this, but I thought I'd see how students progressed for a week before I committed to anything specific. So, I didn't mention grades. I established class routines, showed students how to interact … Continue reading Grades are killing student perplexity & creativity

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No students today (Friday staff development)

I have to say my students did AWESOME on their Quiz yesterday! WOO HOO! Midpoints mastered by 95% of them! Today, I am presenting examples of how Standards Based Grading looks in a classroom. Our staff has been subjected to many professional development days of SBG theory and research from Admin, but they don't see … Continue reading No students today (Friday staff development)