Comments on: That sounds good, but. . . Education on the Edge Thu, 14 Nov 2019 06:13:35 +0000 hourly 1 By: Mark Barnes Sun, 16 Nov 2014 15:56:25 +0000 Cynthia, I certainly don’t dread seeing your comments; I welcome them, and I love hearing that you read daily. Please share with millions of friends 😉

Although it doesn’t arrive until February, I think my new book, Assessment 3.0: Throw Out Your Grade Book and Inspire Learning, will be very helpful to you. Have you read my book Role Reversal (ASCD 2013)? It gives a pretty good picture of the student-centered, no grades classroom that I created. I am no longer in the classroom, as I write and present full time now. If you want to see a no grades classroom that is as close to perfect as it can get, I recommend that you travel to Coppell East Middle School in Texas, not far from Dallas. If you are interested in this, let me know, and I can connect you with the right people. Thanks for continuing the conversation and for being a loyal reader.
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By: Cynthia Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:43:20 +0000 I do realize this post is a little old. I’d like to respond anyway. I can’t speak for the world, but I can say this from me to you. I have commented on enough of your posts now that you are probably beginning to recognize (possibly dread?) my name. But, that means I am still here reading. So, while I question so much of what you say, I would encourage you to recognize that I keep coming back to hear what you have to say. Since discovering the Brilliant or Insane website two months ago, I have spent some time almost every school day reading something here.

On a broader scale, some of us (like me) need to see this radical change in action. It is a lot to wrap our heads around. I remember reading one of your posts – something about a year long reading project – and wishing for a copy of your lesson plans for the year to see how you made it all work. Or wishing I could spend a semester as a fly on the wall. See, we don’t have to envision a traditional classroom – we’ve all seen it. But, what you propose, sometimes it is like trying to envision life in Heaven – we’ve all heard the rumors of people who’ve gone before but can’t quite see it for ourselves. Anyway, that’s what I have to say in response to your any suggestions query.