Why Traditional Grades Fail All Students: #TTOG Chat

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TTOG twitter chat

Traditional grades inhibit learning. Traditional grades make all students fail (yes, even so-called A students).

The Teachers Throwing Out Grades Facebook group is bringing the no-grades classroom to Twitter, where we’ll explain why traditional grades are an ineffective assessment practice. In fact, during the #TTOG twitter chat, we will contend that grades do not assess learning at all.

Teachers Throwing Out Grades is a large group with a growing voice. These educators from across the globe are on a serious mission to eliminate traditional grades in schools worldwide. We want to share this discussion with everyone, including those who can’t comprehend a classroom without traditional grades, in a live Twitter chat.

Join the #TTOG Twitter chat

  • What: A live Twitter chat, using the #TTOG hashtag.
  • Where: On Twitter–include the hashtag #TTOG in all tweets during the chat.
  • When: Monday 7-7:30 PM ET.
  • Why: To discuss why grades fail our students and how to create an ongoing conversation about learning that inspires independent, self-evaluative students.
  • Who: Members of the Teachers Throwing Out Grades group and every educator worldwide who wants to reconsider how we assess learning.

Understanding Twitter chats

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Join the Teachers Throwing Out Grades group in this amazing movement to eliminate traditional grades from education. Discuss the no-grades classroom Monday at 7 PM ET, using the hashtag #TTOG.

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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 140,000 interested educators who follow @markbarnes19 on Twitter.

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