All Blog Posts Tagged 'grades' (5)

What we WANT students to do v. What we TRAIN students to do

This was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.


Here is a conversation you will probably never hear:

Sea World Trainer 1: "I am so tired of these seals. They always want a fish every time they do anything!"
Sea World Trainer 2: "Tell me about it. It's like they don't understand how important the show is. They only care about getting fish!"

The other day I was talking with…

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Added by Scott Habeeb on December 9, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

College Thanksgiving Break: 1-page Mind Map to Catching-up and Acing Your Final Exams

Thanksgiving break is a great opportunity to catch-up with school materials in time for the finals, which are only few weeks away. Here is a 1-page mind map that will help students get back on track and ready for finals.

Added by Toni Krasnic on November 23, 2010 at 6:54am — No Comments

Grades Keep Students from Taking Risks | e-Learning Today TV

To view the complete show notes, including links, click here.

Added by Amanda Kenuam on May 26, 2010 at 10:18am — No Comments

Rethinking Grades and Effort

Should effort be a part of a student's grade?

Earlier this week I attempted to answer this question with a brief response. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that such a big question was deserving of a big response, so here's my long answer.

I think effort is important, REALLY important. The reason that I had such a hard time answering this question is that I really, REALLY think grades are overrated. A good grade might get a child free…

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Added by Karren Colbert on February 17, 2010 at 5:27am — 2 Comments

How Montessori Schools Evaluate Students

I think many of us feel the letter/number grade system is woefully inadequate for evaluating students and providing them with meaningful feedback. But what's the alternative? We have to evaluate students somehow - how else could we provide trusted certification to students for other educational institutions and employers? Well, a Montessori… Continue

Added by Chris Fritz on July 21, 2009 at 7:42pm — 3 Comments

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