The past academic year has been a challenge for all of us!
COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on our world and on our learning communities, which is not something ANY of us would have wanted. But as it has forced us to rethink the ways that we teach and learn, I’ve been getting more questions from colleagues and friends about my ungrading process. So I thought I would share this video of a talk I gave on my home campus, Hood College, last fall (back when we could all safely get together for an in-person conversation, which now seems like another lifetime, doesn’t it?).
And yes, I am still happily ungrading!
Why do we grade? Why shouldn’t we rethink this whole system and make it better for students AND teachers?