I came across this post on grading, assessment and why it should change by Joe Bower and loved it! I want to read more, know more and be active in this. But I’m wondering how this applies to the early years of teaching? How would I go about having those ‘grade’ discussions with students who are 5 and 6 years old if they haven’t already been ‘schooled’ into understanding (and depending on) what it means to be assessed. I’m not saying that I think its not possible for the younger years, I just think it would be followed through in a very different manner.
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