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A Letter to Parents About Standards Based Grading

This year I will be implementing Standards Based Grading in all of my courses.  It all started with this tweet: I wrote a letter for parents introducing standard-based grading. Check it out: http://t.co/TcRqxkrqkm #MTBoS #SBGchat — Tyler Auer (@MathFireworks) August 1, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js   I adapted it Tyler’s letter to fit my courses and how I… Continue reading A Letter to Parents About Standards Based Grading

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Goals for Year 2 (2015-2016)

There are many things I have been meaning to get around to this summer.  I looked through the many drafts that I have started and let pass by, but I know to hold myself accountable it is time to set my goals for the upcoming school year.  A lot has happened over the last month.  I… Continue reading Goals for Year 2 (2015-2016)

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What Students Think About Standards Based Grading

I started standards based grading for the last quarter of this school year.  My students had to adjust part way through the year to the new system as well as a new achievement (progress) report.  I started standards based grading to help students focus on learning and not on chasing a number grade.  Here are the… Continue reading What Students Think About Standards Based Grading

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Calculating a Final Grade using Standards Based Grading

This post as been changed from the date I originally posted it (5/11). There are minor changes in the body.  The major changes to move the conversation forward are in blue (5/14) I have been piloting Standards Based Grading (SBG) for the last quarter of the school year. I am 5 weeks into the quarter.… Continue reading Calculating a Final Grade using Standards Based Grading

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The Problem with Traditional Grades

In my first year of teaching I have quickly come to realize that the traditional grading system does not benefit and help my students.  As the end of a grading period comes to an end they are concerned about extra credit and changing their grade.  My students are not concerned with their understanding of the… Continue reading The Problem with Traditional Grades

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Big Ideas for my Classroom

Every successful person, team, organization, and company has goals.  After weeks of reading and learning I have come to some conclusion for goals for my classroom.  I believe that goals should be challenging and attainable.  The past two weeks I have been encouraged by others at my school to strive to make changes and that… Continue reading Big Ideas for my Classroom