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S6 Episode 16: The Impact of Grading with Dr. Douglas Reeves

3Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

Release Date: 12/05/2019

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Dr. Douglas Reeves is an expert in leadership and teaching, with a particular interest and expertise in grading. In this episode, Dr. Reeves shares a bit of history of grading systems, three things he would like to see change about how many teachers grade, and what he considers the “academic death penalty.” He also talks through creative ways he has seen teachers evaluate students’ performance rather than practice.

Here are a few of the resources mentioned in this episode:
Creative Leadership Solutions
DouglasReeves.com
ChangeLeaders.com
FinishTheDissertation.org
Article host Angelia mentioned about busting grading myths

Learn more about the Arizona K12 Center at azk12.org.