It's About The Learning, It's Not About the Grades, Right?
Most educators agree that education is all about the learning and not the grades. However, the messages we give students and the expectations of parents suggest that grades are indeed the name of the game. How do we change this. Highlights and commentary from the 3/12 Edchat. Follow:@blairteach, @markbarned19 @bamradionetwork Mark Barnes is a 20-year classroom teacher, education consultant and author of Role Reversal: Achieving Uncommonly Excellent Results in the Student-Centered Classroom (www.markbarnes19.com). Tom Whitby is contributing Editor at SmartBrief, founder of #Edchat,Twitter-Using Educators, and NYSCATE Network. Nancy Blair is a school improvement consultant who frequently worked with the High Schools That Work and Making Middle Grades Work initiatives.