Why I Don’t Grade with Jesse Stommel – TG²Cast Episode 2

This episode features an interview with Jesse StommelExecutive Director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at University of Mary Washington. He is Co-founder of Digital Pedagogy Lab and Hybrid Pedagogy: a digital journal of learning, teaching, and technology. In addition to his focus on digital and critical pedagogy, Jesse has been a gradeless educator for his entire career, as he recounts in his blog post “Why I Don’t Grade.” Topics include:

  • Why grades are “the biggest and most insidious obstacle to education”
  • How de-emphasizing grades coincides with a pedagogy of equity and social justice
  • Why a gradeless space will not automatically be an equitable one
  • How seemingly neutral platforms can flatten differences and influence pedagogies
  • How we need to think about going gradeless in order it to be liberatory, transformative, an act of resistance


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