The personal learning network for educators
Somewhere along the way we created an educational mindset around practice and homework that determined that if we don’t count it, the students won’t do it. This idea that everything counts is wrought with misrules and situation that make accurate grades a near impossibility. In so many other aspects of life – fine arts, athletics - we value the impact and importance of practice. It seems odd that in…Continue
Added by Tom Schimmer on May 24, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Here is my issue with Late Penalties being applied to student work. If we are going to reduce an entire course worth of work down to one symbol for the purpose of reporting, should we not at the very least ensure that the grade is accurate? Late Penalties lead to inaccuracy, which leads to deflated grades, which distorts the students’ achievement; their true ability to meet the intended learning outcomes. In most…Continue
…that you wouldn’t hear in any other profession!
Every profession has a way of doing business that makes the profession unique; education is no different. That said, every profession can also become insulated, then isolated and then develop habitual ways of thinking that don’t make sense in other walks of life.
Over the years I’ve thought about a few of things we say as educators (not all of us, of course) that don’t really make sense in other professions. These examples are…Continue
Added by Tom Schimmer on May 20, 2011 at 4:39pm — No Comments
Added by Tom Schimmer on May 12, 2011 at 12:21pm — No Comments