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 of Times 10 Publications, which produces the popular Hack Learning Series, The uNseries, and other books from some of education's most reputable teachers and leaders. Barnes presents internationally on assessment, connected education, and Hack Learning. Connect with @markbarnes19 on Twitter.
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