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Monthly Archives: December 2014

  • What do we really mean by Earning to Learning?

    Posted on December 19, 2014 by in Uncategorized

    What do we really mean by Earning to Learning? After school on any spring or summer evening you will see a group of 5 to 10 young people practicing skateboarding tricks along the sidewalks and on the vast expanse of tarmac of the parking lot outside one of our high schools. Many of these are […]

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  • Professionals don’t use marks to motivate – Bruce Beairsto

    Posted on December 15, 2014 by in Uncategorized

    Recently a teacher in Alberta was suspended for giving a student a zero.  There followed a lot of weak analysis by the media and emotional commentary by the public, including other teachers.  Lots of heat was created but not a lot of light.  So far I have found it, for the most part, to be […]

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  • Redefining Accountability – Tom Shimmer

    Posted on December 4, 2014 by in Uncategorized

    The issue of accountability often serves as a source of tension between those on either side of the grading reform ledger. For those still not sure about a move toward standards-based grading, the pushback often centers on the notion that “students need to be held accountable!” To be clear, the collective movement toward standards-based grading […]

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