What If Students Did Not Have to Come To Class?
The follow-up to that question is, would they? I was listening to Alice Keeler talk about grading on the #IMMOOC. She said that she does not believe in grades because student identifies as the grade (i.e. I’m a 70%). She said, what if we created lessons that kids want to engage – no grades, no musts, just good engaging lessons? Yes, it will be harder; and no, it may not succeed right away, but what if it does? This could be an opportunity to model taking chances and dealing with mistakes. If we can be comfortable creating engaging lessons with the possibility of not succeeding, we are modeling what we want from our students.
So, I ask you the same question. Would they? What if we didn’t grade? Would the students show up? Comments, debate, questions?
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- ELEMENTARY: please complete your inventories by the time we go home for Christmas Break. This will make budgeting easier. Budgets will go through me this year. I look forward to working with you on this initiative.
- ALL please return to the Schoology Course from Oct 6 and complete the evaluation. Also, I need everyone who has updated their Schoology profiles to take the “quiz” as a record that we did it
- HIGH SCHOOL: We have been offered a third classroom. Please let me know in this sheet approximately how often, if at all, you may need a classroom for your PE class.
- MIDDLE: Can someone summarize your breakout discussion from October 6 and get it to me.
One of my Favorites recently: Seth Godin!
Seth does a great job talking about marketing. Why should this matter to us? We must always market what we do, what the kids do, and how it is making a change in the world. You could listen to this one if you are driving, there are no visual aides.