Retiring the Red Pen: Why Feedback is Critical for Grading
If you’ve ever wondered about the emotional and academic effects of grading on students, check out our deep dive on grading. It summarizes the current research plus teacher insights, so you can develop grading systems that help, rather than harm, your students.
Shifting from Grades to Learning
Check out this teacher’s top five ideas to get students more focused on feedback and learning.
Priming Students for Feedback
Why prime students for feedback? It reduces stress and helps them absorb comments. This two minute video explains how you can prepare your students to receive feedback from our Graiders by explaining what The Graide Network does, who our Graiders are, and how feedback will be delivered.
How to Give Accurate Grades
According to Jennifer Gonzalez of Cult of Pedagogy, grades are imperfect but valuable. How can we make them a little less imperfect and a little more valuable? Check out her seven important questions to consider before you grade any assignment.
Students should feel like they are in charge of their own education. This blog post by The Graide Network explains ways for students to take ownership of feedback and provides a sample assignment reflection sheet to jumpstart that process.
Feedback in Action
The best kind of feedback isn’t generic or purely evaluative; it points toward specific actions that students can take to make their next draft or next piece of writing stronger. For ideas on how this could work in your classroom, check out this education blogger’s five categories of action-based feedback.
How to Build Your Students Up With Future-Oriented Feedback
This interview with author Joe Hirsh will inspire you to integrate more “feedforward,” feedback that looks toward the future rather than the past. Feedforward has the potential to regenerate talent, expand possibilities, and make an impact. What are you waiting for?
Caution: There’s a Disconnect Between Grades and What Students Know
A report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute reveals several alarming issues related to grades: that earning a good grade in a course is no guarantee that a student has learned, end-of-course exams better predict ACT scores than class grades, and, sadly, grade inflation can perpetuate existing socioeconomic gaps in educational success.