Tag Archives: school

the work of learning

Recently, Alfie Kohn tweeted an older article of his, “Students Don’t ‘Work’ — They Learn.” Sounded interesting, so I went and read it. Kohn’s main point is that work-related language  encourages thinking about education in ways that are detrimental to student learning. This work-related language pervades education discourse – “homework,” “seat work,” “get to work,” […]

no-zeros proposal is no good

I stumbled across this article the other day: Chillicothe Schools Consider No-Zero Grade Proposal Basically, a school district in Ohio is thinking of setting a grade floor of 50%, so that teachers can no longer assign grades between 0 and 49%. Assistant Superintendent Jon Saxton proposed the idea of a no-zero policy to get students […]