The First 2 Weeks by @tguskey

Help EVERY Child to Find Success I am a big Thomas Guskey fan. I first came across his research while a doctoral student (I dropped out.) My research focus was on “How can we make the gradebook more like World of Warcraft?” In my research on grading...

Google Classroom: Make Your OWN Grades

Which Gradebook Defines Your Classroom? I have been loathing this update since the first day that Google Classroom came out. The gradebook. Now it is here and it is available to everyone and it is terrible. How can one gradebook algorithm possibly define what unique...

Well Intentioned, but Damaging

How Does That Score Make the Student Feel? I have fond feelings about my 4th grade teachers, both of them. Because I could not do math facts fast I had to repeat the 4th grade. My teachers were well intentioned with the timed math facts, but it has had a lifetime of...

Extra Credit Only Feeds The Rich by @jstevens009

Extra Credit Only Feeds The Rich Guest blog post by John Stevens Think about it… Who asks for extra credit? Who comes running up to the front of the classroom as soon as a project is assigned, asking what they can do to get extra points? Who is eagerly awaiting...

Ditch That Quiz with Pear Deck by @mo_physics

Ditch That Quiz with Pear Deck Guest Blog post by Mike Mohammad In their book, Ditch That Homework, Alice Keeler and Matt Miller call for a shift in what work in the classroom looks like in order to eliminate the need for students to do the traditional homework that...

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