So I started the day at the Standard Based Grading session with Kristina Nicosia @kmsusca, and let me tell you, AMAZING is just an understatement! I just sat there nodding my head in agreement after everything she said. I've always been "afraid" to think too deeply about SBG because I knew that it makes such logical sense and that it will be so hard to implement, but once I started thinking about it, I couldn't keep doing what I'm doing. Get it? Well that's where I am now. It can't be unheard. I have to somehow find a way to move towards this. Everything I do now with homework, quizzes, tests, its just crap. I've given two quizzes this past week that I can't even count because they just aren't getting it. It's hard stuff, multi-step equations with fractional terms and negatives etc, I am pushing these kids so hard and they are doing pretty good, they just haven't mastered it yet, but they are on their way. Do I have to punish them because they are not getting it in my pacing schedule? ugh!!! So many things that were said in the session just have my mind going on overdrive. So my research and focus will be on how to make this work for me and my students.
Another thing I learned about from Edcamp is this new website https://sanderling.io/ Still investigating it, but they had a scavenger hunt game for the day that was fun to play along with.