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Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 13: Remaining Silent during Discussion
Retired high-school teacher
How Grading Systems Determine Class Atmosphere
Medical student, writer
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
How I Manage My Bipolar Disorder
Educator. Blogger. Bibliophile. Traveler. Proud Nerd. Future S...
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
Minimum Amount of Grades Per Week? Good in Theory, Often Bad in Practice
Andrew K. Miller
Educator and consultant specializing in educational technology...
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?
Writer, Scholar, Educator
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
And educational technologist and daddy blogger (achydad.com) i...
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
Student, The King’s College
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
Do you have info to share with HuffPost reporters?
The Dancing Parent: Grading Your Kid's Grades, Part 2
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
Director of 'The Cartel,' a documentary about corruption in Am...
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
Teacher in a Bronx public high school.
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-
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
Washington D.C. based writer
At Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland, 40 to 50 students were involved in a computer hacking scheme to change grades.
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