The article says "We talk about how most, if not all, of us in the room have been thoroughly socialized to appeal to the purported expert in the room to prove the worth of our academic output. " This is a really great article about self grading and a teacher themselves discovered that the regular grading and everything else that comes with it just wasn't very healthy for their students which took them some self experiences to finally discover that. which I think is a great discovery because it then created this really good article about why self grading is the good way to go. Not saying everybody should do that but it just shows a step forward to really helping improve students learning and gives hope for even more ideas. ***go.galegroup.com/ps/retrieve.do?tabID=Journals&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&searchResultsType=SingleTab&searchType=BasicSearchForm¤tPosition=1&docId=GALE%7CA496085871&docType=Column&sort=Relevance&contentSegment=&prodId=OVIC&contentSet=GALE%7CA496085871&searchId=R16&userGroupName=j084910011&inPS=true.
The article says "Whatever the reason, an average-killing zero can leave students so discouraged they stop trying, ultimately increasing course failures and dropout rates." This speaks a lot of truth, to really understand this whole concept you have to go into depth with it and that's exactly what this article is doing. Bringing in many peoples knowledge on this and having them talk on every aspect is really good for the processing of why my topic is even brought up to begin with. ***go.galegroup.com/ps/retrieve.do?tabID=Magazines&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&searchResultsType=SingleTab&searchType=BasicSearchForm¤tPosition=1&docId=GALE%7CA519574016&docType=Article&sort=Relevance&contentSegment=&prodId=SUIC&contentSet=GALE%7CA519574016&searchId=R11&userGroupName=j084910011&inPS=true&authCount=1&u=j084910011.
The article says "Application is just as important, or maybe even more important, as knowledge. Why reward a student who does not want something as bad as another does?" (Priyanka). This is preposterous, you never know if a student wants something as bad as the other no matter what happens. You are not in a students mind, they could want something just as much as the next guy but it is never your place to determine if one is capable of it. Which makes grading even worse because every student is so different in each way. ***V., Priyanka. “Grading Is Necessary.” Teen Ink, www.teenink.com/opinion/all/article/48114/Grading-is-Necessary/.
The article says "I have participated in far too many learning communities without grades to think that they are necessary to motivate students. There are many and better ways to help students stay engaged." (Bernard Bull). This is really great and a completely understanding article of what my whole topic is practically about, it gives great explanations of why it's not all about grading and how there are so many other things you can do that would work even better. ***“5 Common Reasons for the Importance of Letter Grades.” Etale - Education, Innovation, Experimentation, 2 Feb. 2017, etale.org/main/2013/04/10/5-common-reasons-for-the-importance-of-letter-grades/.
The article says "Collecting information doesn’t require tests, and sharing that information doesn’t require grades. In fact, students would be a lot better off without either of these relics from a less enlightened age." (Alfie Kohn) I really like this article probably my favorite one out of all the links I have. It has so much importance to it that could really make a change to peoples views on grades, it's a very captivating article that has more than enough reasonable arguments. ***“The Case Against Grades (##).” Alfie Kohn, 22 July 2017, www.alfiekohn.org/article/case-grades/.
The article says "Here, grading is getting in the way of truly helping a student, as well as showing what that student really knows." (Andrew Miller) This is such an amazing article it really does its best at explaining each and every mini topic in it. With great points and legitimate reasoning and evidence this is a must read for teachers and others working in the schooling systems. ***“When Grading Harms Student Learning.” Edutopia, www.edutopia.org/blog/when-grading-harms-student-learning-andrew-miller.