How I’m Using Our Online Gradebook Even Though I’m not Grading

Last year, when deciding to eliminate traditional grading from my classes as much as I was allowed to, one of my big decisions was how to use our online gradebook, which I was required to keep updated throughout each quarter. I believe it was Joy Kirr who made the suggestion to use the comment/note feature… Read More How I’m Using Our Online Gradebook Even Though I’m not Grading

Communicating Feedback to Parents: One of My Challenges with Eliminating Grades

When I made the decision to move to feedback only, with a grade determined in collaboration with students at the end of each quarter, I had to figure out the best way to keep parents informed and updated on the progress of their kids. In our reading workshop, this has proven to be fairly simple.… Read More Communicating Feedback to Parents: One of My Challenges with Eliminating Grades