Matt and Courtney take on the language of grading scales, and take a position on what learners actually need in a grading scale.
Matt and Courtney talk about grading conversions, and the nonsense of all possible conversions. Push back if you want. Paraphrasing Thor, all conversion scales are made up. Find out why in this third-in-a-series on grading practices.
Matt and Courtney talk about what it means to be prepared, rather than "planned", in a personalized learning environment. "Planning" doesn't work, as kids are going to go off in different directions, but if you as a teacher are prepared for that, your kids will thrive!
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Matt and Courtney return from holiday break! This week, they talk about driving questions (cue sound effects) and how they are a great way to start personalizing learning by just tweaking some things!
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This week, Matt and Courtney talk about why we need grades at all. Do we? What is more important: grades, or feedback? Both? Neither? Take a listen, and give us feedback! We are on Twitter @plearnmc, Facebook at plearnmc, and our website at plearnmc.com.
Matt and Courtney start a series about grading. We start with a conversation about how we grade courses. We know averaging scores together on particular targets is wrong, but what about averaging families of targets? What are the positives and negatives of this, and what are some do-do's and don't-do's?
Links To Interviews
Debbie Treece, Chugach Schools Alaska
Chris Sturgis, Competency Works
Jason Berg and Lisa Edwards, Farmington Area Schools
Marysville Schools, OH
Chick Ambrose, Knowledge Works
Jason Vest, iNACOL Teacher of The Year 218
Lauren McCauley and Stephanie Distasio, SC Dept. of Ed
Dr. Leviis Haney, Principal of the Joseph Sears School
And more to come! As each interview is released we will include the link here.
This week, Matt and Courtney talk about learning spaces with Lori Phillips and Robin Kanaan of KnowledgeWorks. What does it mean to have a Pinterest-ed classroom, and what should we think about when designing classroom spaces?
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This week, Courtney and Matt dig into the research around homework, using Rethinking Homework by Cathy Vatterott as a main resource. Let us know what you think! Twitter, Facebook, plearnmc.com - all the usual places.