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Teachers Throwing Out Grades: A Movement That’s Trending

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Teachers are throwing out grades. It’s not a joke. It’s not a fool’s dream. It’s a movement, and the movement is trending.

The first-ever Teachers Throwing Out Grades Twitter chat, at hashtag #TTOG, brought teachers, principals, parents and administrators from around the world together for a rapid-fire 30-minute live chat that became a trending topic on Twitter.

People often ask if the no-grades classroom is realistic. “Sure, talking to kids about learning is preferable to giving them a B or a D,” they say. “But don’t people really just want a measurement?” While I’d argue that those who want measurements fail to understand what a no-grades classroom looks like, the fact is that teachers throwing out grades is realistic, and it’s happening.

Below are just some of the hundreds of tweets sent to the #TTOG Twitter hashtag, during the first Teachers Throwing Out Grades chat.

Read this amazing discussion, and please join this movement on Facebook, and be on the lookout for the next #TTOG chat.

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Mark Barnes is the Founder and CEO of Times 10 Publications, which produces the popular Hack Learning Series -- books that provide right-now solutions for teachers and learners. Mark is the author or publisher of dozens of books, including Bestseller Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes for Every School. Barnes presents internationally on assessment, connected education, and Hack Learning. Join more than 115,000 interested educators who follow @markbarnes19 on Twitter.
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