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.
This is the longest I’ve gone without posting. I’m sorry. My plate is full of PARCC, but I found some time to wrap up my series on Gamifying Your Classroom! Before we get to that, though, if you are in Jersey or up for a road trip, we’d like to invite you to Ednado. Ednado will be a great day of learning and we’d love to have you attend or present!
Without further adieu:
I believe every good, gamified class must have a Total Points, xp grading system. The xp system will be the foundation of your gamified classroom, so it should be the first thing you do if you want to gamify your class! Here is how I made my Total Points, xp grading system while still staying within the confines of my districts percentage grading policy. Warning: there will be math!