The Impact of Grades with Jeff Frieden – Season 2 Episode 4


Jeff is an English Language Arts teacher at Hillcrest High School in Riverside, California. Over his 14 years in teaching, he has taught at 3 high schools, chaired two departments, and served on several different committees. Recently, Jeff decided to use summative conferencing in his class and learned a lot about his students.

In this episode of TG2Cast Jeff and I discuss the impact of grades from the perspective of one of his students.

Topics include:

  • How students see themselves through the lens of grades.

  • How grades impact the student/teacher relationship.

  • How grades shape the identity of a student.

  • Why teachers need to take the time to talk to students in order to understand their perspective.