Gary Steiger

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5 Questionable Uses of Letter Grades

Grades play a significant role in many learning organizations today, but there are instances where they go awry. Here are five such instances, what I …

Why Grade?

Okay, let me ease the minds of many readers who feel a grade is a form of feedback. Yes, teachers need to give feedback on ALL assignments that is …

Education Conference: Premiere Summer Event for Educators

Alan November Thanks You For Your Interest in BLC13.<p>Did you Attend the BLC13?<p>Please help us continue improving BLC by providing us with feedback on …

Education Technology

The Poor have no Bootstraps to pull up.

I just finished an #Edchat that I left me with a feeling of not being able to add any authority to the discussion. For those unfamiliar, #Edchat is a …

3 Things That Show Strength, Not Weakness

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by phalinn As a student, I had a specific notion of what a principal should be and in my head they were …

Teach Like a Pirate (Book Review)

I realized from the second I met author and high school teacher Dave Burgess at the ISTE conference that he is one of those people that just exudes …

Standards Based Grading and the Game of School: Craig Messerman at TEDxMCPSTeachers

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Seven Reasons for Standards-Based Grading - Educational Leadership

My school, Montrose High School, is located in a small but rapidly growing rural community in southwestern Colorado. We serve a community that is …

McREL Blog

If you walk into a typical teachers’ workroom and ask the question, “What’s the purpose of homework?” you’ll likely find that most teachers have a …

Oh, Letter Grades...What Shall We Do With You?

The idea of assigning a letter as a means of measuring a student's learning is really kind of crazy if you think about it.<p>The trouble is, we don't …

Toxic Grading Practices--Doug Reeves

A Checklist for Implementing Standards-based Grading

What's More Important: The Deadline or the Skill?

I am the principal in a 7-8 building, perhaps the last venue where we try to give kids second and sometimes third chances. This happens mostly with …

Standards-Based Grading Literature

Scholarly articles related to standards-based grading principles. *indicates article was published in a peer-reviewed journal Static URL: …

Rick Wormeli: Redos, Retakes, and Do-Overs, Part One

Rick Wormeli: Standards-Based Grading

Giving a student a zero teaches them a lesson

Here is some of the common sense around giving kids zeroes that doesn't make a lot of sense and is far too common.<p><b>Giving a kid a zero teaches them a</b> …