What not to do to keep students learning

Educational consultant and online educator Andrew Miller has learned a few key “what not to do” motivations for students over the years. His include

  • not giving students zeros
  • not penalizing late work
  • not grading practice assignments
  • not spending more time grading than teaching (“When Grading Harms Student Learning”)

He reminds us that educators should instill hope in students, not fear and anxiety to just try to pass a class. What do you think? Do you agree with his policies, or do you find other ways of motivating students to learn?

Read the original Edutopia post here.

Miller, Andrew. “When Grading Harms Student Learning.” Assessment. Edutopia, 27 Nov. 2015. Web. 27 Nov. 2015.

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