The Impact of Grades w/Jeff Frieden – TG²Cast Episode 13

Jeff is an English Language Arts teacher at Hillcrest High School in Riverside, California. Over his 14 years in teaching, he has taught at 3 high schools, chaired two departments, and served on several different committees. Recently, Jeff decided to use summative conferencing in his class and learned a lot about his students. In this … Continue reading The Impact of Grades w/Jeff Frieden – TG²Cast Episode 13

How to Grade for Learning w/Ken O’Connor – TG²Cast Episode 8

Countless educators, including many in Teachers Going Gradeless, consider Ken O'Connor one of the first to introduce them to the idea that traditional grades are “broken” and that a better approach is possible. Ken is an independent consultant and author of the book A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades. Just recently, Ken published … Continue reading How to Grade for Learning w/Ken O’Connor – TG²Cast Episode 8

Playgrounds and Personalization w/Mariana Morales Lobo – TG²Cast Episode 7

This episode, I interview Mariana Morales Lobo, who taught high school in Madrid and Barcelona for 15 years, and who now works as a consultant in education, training teachers and helping school leaders implement innovation. One of her main areas of interest is “reinventing playground” spaces, considering the ways these supposedly neutral spaces can be made … Continue reading Playgrounds and Personalization w/Mariana Morales Lobo – TG²Cast Episode 7

Motivation w/Alfie Kohn – TG²Cast Episode 6

This episode features an interview with Alfie Kohn, author of the books Punished by Rewards, The Schools Our Children Deserve, The Homework Myth, and his latest, Schooling Beyond Measure. Topics include: The difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation How teachers can leverage extrinsic motivation Rethinking reluctant learners "Doing with" rather than "doing to"

Grades and the Future of Schools w/ Benjamin Doxtdator – TG²Cast Episode 5

This episode features an interview with Benjamin Doxtdator, a middle school language arts teacher at an international school in Brussels, Belgium. Benjamin is probably best known for his essays on his blog Longview on Education at longviewoneducation.org. Topics include: How deemphasizing grades reflects Benjamin's commitments as a teacher The potential pitfalls of a more gradeless … Continue reading Grades and the Future of Schools w/ Benjamin Doxtdator – TG²Cast Episode 5