In the summer of 2016, I decided to write to capture how I went about setting up and navigating my gradeless classroom. Here are all of those posts in one place.
It’s important to note that I am not the first teacher who has tried to move away from traditional grading. Nor do I think I’m an expert. I’m really just trying to figure this out.
Thanks for reading, and please don’t hesitate to comment on the posts with your ideas, questions, concerns–anything!
–Sarah M. Zerwin
- The English Teacher’s Holy Grail: #StopGrading, 6 August 2016
- Step One: What’s in a Grade?, 8 August 2016
- It takes a village to #StopGrading, 9 August 2016
- Step Two: Design a classroom experience to keep your students working without points, 9 August 2016
- Step Three: Hack your gradebook to make it the data collection tool that will actually inform your instruction, 10 August 2016
- Step Four: Get Admin Behind Your Efforts to #StopGrading, 18 August 2016
- Step Five: Starting the #StopGrading Conversation with Students, 21 August 2016
- Step Six: Use conferences to focus on feedback instead of points, 28 August 2016
- Step Seven: Start the #StopGrading conversation with parents, 3 September 2016
- Step Eight: Build your classroom community of writers to #StopGrading, 5 September 2016
- An important reminder about why I am working to #StopGrading, 14 September 2016
- I don’t want to talk to parents about grades at parent/teacher conferences, 28 September 2016
- Step Nine: Coming to a Grade Agreement with Students as You #StopGrading, 8 October 2016
- Trust your students, trust yourself, and #StopGrading, 5 November 2016
- Step Nine, Part Two: My Finalized Grade Agreement with My Students for this Year, 7 November 2016
- #StopGrading Presentation Resources #NCTE16, 18 November 2016
- Ways to keep your students working without points, 2 January 2017
- Step Ten: #StopGrading and ask your students to evaluate their own learning, 5 January 2017