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How Grading Systems Determine Class Atmosphere

Brandon Jacobi | Posted 02.19.2016 | Education
Brandon Jacobi

Not only are collaborative atmospheres more conducive for learning, they're essential for teaching students how to work together; a critical skill future physicians must possess in order to function alongside other healthcare providers.

The Big Problem With Grading Students On Class Participation

Quiet Revolution | Emily J. Klein and Meg Riordan | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living

This story is one of three that we’re featuring on the question of class participation. For other perspectives, see “Class Participation: Let’s ...

How I Manage My Bipolar Disorder

Krystal Reddick | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Krystal Reddick

A stable life is highly doable. You have to take stock of your life and shape one you'd be proud and happy to live. It is a lot of work. But what in life isn't?

Professor 'Totally Destroys' Student In This Email After He Asks For A Grade Bump

Business Insider | Posted 12.15.2013 | College

College student and Reddit user TheLostCaterpillar emailed his chemistry professor on the advice of another Redditor after he noticed that he was only...

Minimum Amount of Grades Per Week? Good in Theory, Often Bad in Practice

Andrew K. Miller | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Andrew K. Miller

An arbitrary number is not going to support student achievement and teacher practice; focus on a best practice is. Instead of focusing on quantity of assessments, let's focus on quality of assessment practices.

LOL: Grading College Essays With a Computer Program?

Khanh Ho | Posted 06.06.2013 | College
Khanh Ho

The debates are all about drawing a line in the sand: a line of culture and merit and standards. This is all well and good until you realize that this line is constantly being redrawn, rubbed out, revisited.

Hey Teachers! Integrate Technology Without Knowing How It Works

Caleb Clark | Posted 04.22.2013 | Technology
Caleb Clark

I work with teachers who don't like to look stupid in front of their class. This makes sense in their subject area. But with technology, if they are avoiding looking stupid by because they don't know how to use it, chances are, they are looking pretty silly to their students already.

Why Grades Don't Really Matter That Much After All

Lauren Schuhmacher | Posted 04.16.2013 | College
Lauren Schuhmacher

Something I want tattooed on my forehead is "grades don't matter." The current perception of the importance of grades in academia dumbfounds me, because I think that by caring too much about grades, most students are missing the point of education.

Report Digs Into Teachers' Feedback And Finds Bias Towards Minority Students

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.14.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee When white teachers were asked to give feedback on C-minus level essays, they gave more positive feedback when they believed the studen...

The Dancing Parent: Grading Your Kid's Grades, Part 2

Leslie King, LCSW | Posted 08.06.2011 | Education
Leslie King, LCSW

Let's take a look at why kids who may well have a realistic capacity to regularly receive top grades, yet who seem to be chronically underachieving.

Classroom Grading is an Attack on Students

Bob Bowdon | Posted 07.13.2011 | Education
Bob Bowdon

Until someone devises a grading system that can compensate for which students have advantages and which don't, the only fair course is to avoid grading completely.

End of the Term Pile-Up

Ilana Garon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ilana Garon

It is precisely this fear, of being cornered after failing too many students, that gets me into trouble when I'm trying to produce term grades -- particularly at the end of the first term.

What Did I Do Wrong? Why that A Paper Is a B-

Ruth Starkman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Ruth Starkman

Universities and colleges have a highly contested, often esoteric set of grading systems and each professor has a singular, usually insular approach to assessment.

Potomac 20854: A made for TV drama unfolds in the DC suburb

Cari Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Cari Shane

At Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland, 40 to 50 students were involved in a computer hacking scheme to change grades.