Meet Sarah Zerwin, a high school English teacher in Boulder, Colorado. She had enough with traditional grading and has successfully replaced points with feedback in her classes at Fairview High School. Today, I’m reviewing her book* about her experience and pulling out a few ideas that might work for your classroom, too.

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Ready for six more grading hacks? Let’s take a field trip this week as we talk about the importance of keeping you whole. Continue reading

A new year brings a new opportunity to set procedures that will serve your students while saving your sanity. Here are three easy-to-implement ideas that will save you a TON of time as you grade that impending avalanche of essays: Continue reading

It’s Saturday morning. I’ve been up since before the sun, working my way through three sections of essays on “The Scarlet Ibis,” a gut-wrenchingly sad short story by James Hurst. For the 22nd time this morning, I read clumsy attempts of freshman brains trying to symbolically connect the crushed red body of a tropical bird […]