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The Tempered Radical

Bill Ferriter

April 12, 2016

New Slide: Prioritizing Grading over Feedback

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I'm more than a little spent tonight. Not sure why, but I don't have a ton to give.  Whenever I get to that point, I like to work on slides.  Something about tinkering with words and colors and layouts leaves me refreshed.

So I whipped up a slide for a thought that has been sitting in the back of my mind for a while now.  I think it reflects an uncomfortable truth about what schools have become in our quest for accountability.

Hope that it challenges your thinking.  More importantly, I hope that you use it to challenge someone else's thinking:

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Bill Ferriter

March 24, 2016

Activity - Where Am I Going Reflection Sheet

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As regular Radical readers know, I've been tinkering with student-involved assessment practices over the past several years.  My goal is to turn feedback into detective work -- a concept that assessment expert Dylan Wiliam argues is essential to producing the kinds of self-reliant, reflective learners that will succeed in an increasingly complex work world.

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