I’ve been teaching for more than 27 years, but it is just in the last five that I stopped grading traditionally, and so I am what some may call an “un-grader”. But the thing is, if you work in an institution where your job is to assign final grades at the end of the semester like I do, then you are still a grader.
👓 How to Ungrade | Jesse Stommel
Without much critical examination, teachers accept they have to grade, students accept being graded, and none of us spend enough time thinking about the why, when, and whether of grades.
📑 Read Write Respond #037 | Read Write Collect | Aaron Davis
Thanks for aggregating a variety of sources here!
I’d recently come across Robert Talbert’s post Traditional Grading: The Great Demotivator which likely fits into this same sub-topic.
👓 Traditional grading: The great demotivator | Robert Talbert
A new study presents sobering facts about the negative effects of traditional grading on college students' motivation.