Ugly Learning

Unfortunately, we are entrenched in an age of education that wants to be "pretty." Students are all reaching "mastery" in every subject and they all move at the same pace through every class every year. Like all utopian societies, this is not attainable. True learning is ugly (to outsiders), and we need to embrace thatRead More

Change Teaching by Changing Grading

I have made a few changes in my chemistry class recently that came more out of pragmatic necessity than anything else, but these changes have caused me to revisit grading...again. Ultimately, what caused my change was the expectation of having three graded assignments put into the grade book each week. That's three for every student,Read More