What may, in the past, have been not much more than a trickle is becoming a wave as more and more educators are turning against the whole concept of grades. These teachers are recognising that there’s so much more that we can do for children by removing grades and, instead using portfolios and comment-based feedback to engage children in the process of how they think about their own learning, how they achieve and what they’re trying to achieve in the future.
As I’ve reported here in the past, moving to ‘comment only feedback’ also brings about incredibly positive changes in the communication between parents and their children to focus on learning as a continuous process.
Such initiatives need all our support:
Filed under: Educators of tomorrow, Leadership, School, Teaching Practice | Tagged: digital learning, digital potfolios, gradeless teaching, grading, portfolios, progressfolios, standardized testing, teacher accountability |