Author Archives: Catlin Tucker

Grading for Mastery and Redesigning My Gradebook

For the last two years, I’ve been increasingly frustrated with the traditional approach to assessing students and reporting grades. I want my students to value learning, not the accumulation of points. Unfortunately, I feel like school is akin to a … Continue reading

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Don’t Waste the First Day of School

The first day of school is an opportunity. It’s a chance to let students know what they can expect from you and your class. Will the class be teacher centered or student centered? Will they work in isolation or in … Continue reading

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Ed Talk: Connect to an Authentic Audience

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of delivering an Ed Talk at the California Teacher’s Summit. My talk was focused on the importance of helping students find their voices and connect with an authentic audience. The California Teachers’ Summit was … Continue reading

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