alfie kohn, education, No grades, Student, Teacher

So You Want to Quit Letter Grades – A Practical Guide From Someone Who’s Done It and Survived

Last year I made the decision to stop giving out letter grades as much as possible. This was not an easy decision or one that I made lightly. Only after research, deep reflection, and many conversations with peers did I decide that this was the best step for me within my educational philosophy. This post… Continue reading So You Want to Quit Letter Grades – A Practical Guide From Someone Who’s Done It and Survived

alfie kohn, being a teacher, journey, No grades, students

So What Does a B+ Mean to You – Quitting Grades Does Not Mean You are Lazy

Quitting grades to some means to quit expectations. I used to think that if I didn’t meticulously grade everything, I was inefficient, ineffective, and certainly lazy. And yet I have come to happily realize that quitting grades as much as I am allowed to do has become one of the great liberations of my young… Continue reading So What Does a B+ Mean to You – Quitting Grades Does Not Mean You are Lazy

authentic learning, being a teacher, choices, Personalized Learning

Choose Your Own Adventure – 4 Learning Options As We Go Virtual/Online

Note: Yes, you may adapt this to fit your own needs, but please give credit and also do not adapt it to sell it online or in any way benefit financially beyond your salary as an educator. In yesterday’s post, I mentioned how I wanted to honor the work we have already been doing in… Continue reading Choose Your Own Adventure – 4 Learning Options As We Go Virtual/Online

being a teacher, being me, conferences, Literacy, Reading, Reading Identity

What’s Important in Your World – A Small Question to Boost Conferring

I have been having small conversations with students. Isn’t that what teaching is in so many ways? Much like we live life in the moments in between the big, we teach in the moments in between the big as well, the big assignment, the best draft, the presentation. We go throughout our day using our… Continue reading What’s Important in Your World – A Small Question to Boost Conferring