#sblbookclub June 2019 Update
A few months ago I was starting to reflect on the 2018-2019 school year and starting to think about the changes I needed to make. I had tried going more assessment based with my SBG classroom and wasn't as happy with the results as I had been the previous year when I did reflective SBG. I wanted to be able to discuss grading practices with other teachers at all different places in the process of reforming their grading practices: teachers who had years of experience, teachers who were just starting to consider it, and even teachers who were skeptical.
So I created the #sblbooklcub, I picked three books to explore over three months and created a Google Classroom. I posted to Twitter and it sort of took off from there. We are two weeks into the book club and I have to say, this experience reminds me why teachers are so much better at what we do when we work together.
I feel most like a professional in my field when I can engage in reflection and discussions around practices with teachers from all different backgrounds. This group is challenging my thinking, inspiring me to dig deeper, and all with a level of grace, respect, and professionalism that leaves me feeling like I am a part of a community.
I want to share some of the resources we've put together these first few weeks and remind you all that there is absolutely still time to join us as we continue to look at grading practices.
Book Club members have been sharing articles that we keep adding to our Flipboard MagazineView my Flipboard Magazine.
We ended the first two weeks looking at the importance of making the learning goals or objectives accessible to students and shared resources to help rewrite standards in student-friendly language.
And here is a link to a planning document you can make a copy of to edit and use for your own standards.