My Journey with going Gradeless continues

As many of you know I have been on a three year journey to throw out Grades in my classroom.  Recently, I was able to be a part of a great PD day with the fabulous Starr Sackstien. I have written some posts about how much she has influenced me and my journey and meeting … Continue reading “My Journey with going Gradeless continues”

A Year Reflection on Going Gradeless — MrSoClassroom

So it has almost been a whole year since I decided to go gradeless and I couldn’t be happier. I have just (well almost) finished up my exit interviews with my students and they have made so many great gains. I am shocked at how articulate and reflective my students have become in a whole […] … Continue reading “A Year Reflection on Going Gradeless — MrSoClassroom”

A Year Reflection on Going Gradeless

So it has almost been a whole year since I decided to go gradeless and I couldn’t be happier. I have just (well almost) finished up my exit interviews with my students and they have made so many great gains. I am shocked at how articulate and reflective my students have become in a whole … Continue reading “A Year Reflection on Going Gradeless”

My Guest Post on Starr Sackstien’s Blog : A Grading Journey of Epic Proportions (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of the series for Starr’s blog. Hope you enjoy Going ‘gradeless’ hasn’t really meant that I have no grades but that I am rethinking what it means to learn in school. Our kids are ready for change and need that change. The more we have them a part of the learning, … Continue reading “My Guest Post on Starr Sackstien’s Blog : A Grading Journey of Epic Proportions (Part 2)”

My Guest Post on Starr Sackstien’s Blog: A Grading Journey of Epic Proportions (Part 1)

Here is part one of my guest post on Starr Sackstein blog post. It is a post about my journey ongoing gradeless. Part one deals more with my beginnings and initial thoughts and part 2 will deal with my classroom and student samples. Hope you enjoy!   Jonathan So shares his experiences of going ‘gradeless’ … Continue reading “My Guest Post on Starr Sackstien’s Blog: A Grading Journey of Epic Proportions (Part 1)”

Some more reflecting

Last week I asked my students to do a final reflection on Grade Six. I gave them a google form that asked four questions: Rate your year What is your favourite memory? What is one thing that you loved about the year? What is one thing that you would change? It was amazing to hear … Continue reading “Some more reflecting”

What does it mean to have a reflective class?

Just before the winter break I got my hands on probably two of the greatest books I have ever read. The books were titled: Teaching students to self Assess and Hacking the Classroom: 10 ways to go Gradeless in a Traditional Classroom by Starr Sackstien You can find both books: Amazon.ca These book were revolutionary because … Continue reading “What does it mean to have a reflective class?”