Picture provided by Aspen McGlashan, Statistics 2017
I center my grading and assessment strategies around mastery learning as outlined by Myron Dueck in his book “Grading Smarter Not Harder.” Dueck describes mistakes as a necessary part of learning. As such, students receive many opportunities to make mistakes, reflect, and use these opportunities to grow stronger mathematically. As mistakes are expected, students are given multiple opportunities to show that they have mastered the material. This method allows me to be flexible around a student’s learning needs. With this system I can minimize failures, encourage risk taking, and reward students who are willing to persevere through learning challenges.
It is my passion to help support students as they mature through learning. Although math is the lens, my goal is to focus children to grow emotionally and intellectually as we prepare them for life beyond high school.