Monthly Archives: January 2014

SBG, Something to Fear?

I had my class discussion on standards based grading with my freshmen honors students, and I can tell you, there was complete panic in the room.  I suppose I should have anticipated it, but SBG just sounds like such a … Continue reading

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They’re Growing Up

It has really hit me tonight that my students are growing up and will soon leave the comfort and safety of high school to do great things. I selfishly want to keep them forever. I have been blessed with the … Continue reading

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Students, What Do Your Grades Mean?

As I was contemplating the best way to introduce standards based grading (SBG) into my classroom, I thought, why not have the students help?  If the whole point of SBG is to provide better feedback and help the students understand … Continue reading

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My New Year’s Revolution? Standards Based Grading

As an alternatively certified educator, I often wondered whether grading was taught in college education classes.  Many times I’d be entering grades in my grade book wondering “what do these really mean?”  I’m constantly changing categories and percentages with no … Continue reading

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