Going Gradeless (w Charlotte Nixon)

Natalie Vardabasso#EduCrush Podcast

I wanted to see if I could motivate my students to engage with literature in a way that wasn’t using marks as punishment - Charlotte Nixon Click To Tweet

Description: Going gradeless is a phrase that can create excitement or dread. It’s intimidating just to take a chance and dive in. Charlotte Nixon, a seasoned teacher and playwright, has done just that. On this episode Charlotte explores with us the lessons she learned going gradeless in her ELA class.  

Show Notes: 

Charlottes teaching style 2:41 

The projects inspirations 3:15 

The structure of the unit 3:30 

Students learning the outcomes to determine their grades 5:13 

The role of the outcomes 8:30 

Student’s reactions to going gradeless 10:22 

Benefits seen in the students 16:00 

Summarizing the experience 18:00 

What does reporting look like 19:53 

Final takeaways 23:02 

Charlotte on Instagram @C.jnixon  

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