No one will argue that your classroom should be a positive place for students to learn. However, I feel that the way we grade and give feedback to students is often at odds with the positive classroom climate we desire. Below are some things I changed about the way I graded that made a positive difference in my classroom.
One of the best things to happen to the classroom in a long time is Google’s Apps for Education. There are hundreds of ways to incorporate these apps into your class, but where I think Google Apps really shines is when they are used for collaborative writing. Here is how I use Google Apps for collaborative writing workshops in my classroom. Read more