How to Grade for Learning w/Ken O'Connor – TG²Cast Episode 8
Countless educators, including many in Teachers Going Gradeless, consider Ken O'Connor one of the first to introduce them to the idea that traditional grades are “broken” and that a better approach is possible. Ken is an independent consultant and author of the book A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades. Just recently, Ken published the fourth edition of his seminal book How to Grade for Learning. I believe I speak for many of us in expressing gratitude to Ken for the profound impact he has had on so many of our teaching practices.
How Ken's experiences as teacher, curriculum coordinator, and field hockey coach informed his ideas around assessment and grading
Why we should shift our grading practices
Reasons for optimism regarding shifting grading practices in schools
Why going gradeless and standards-based learning are "in the same chapter if not on the same page"
Highlights from the new edition of How to Grade for Learning