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How are grades motivating students?

If you know me, you’ve probably heard my rant about grading and learning.  One doesn’t necessarily beget the other.  I recently signed up for the Chronicle’s new Teaching Newsletter and was pleased to see that today’s edition has a piece about … Continue reading

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Building a better ruler: Does ditching grades lead to better assessment of student learning?

A recent profile by Jonathan Lash, president at Hamilton University, in the Hechinger Report takes a look at how his institution has been able to increase retention and diversify its student-body socioeconomically.  He draws a straight line from this change to … Continue reading

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No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down

Pupils choose their own subjects and motivate themselves, an approach some say should be rolled out across Germany Read about this expeiment in education at The Guardian

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