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The moment is right for critical reflection on what has been assumed to be a core part of schooling. In Ungrading, 15 educators write about their diverse experiences going gradeless. Some contributors are new to the practice and some have been engaging in it for decades. Some are in humanities and social sciences, some in STEM fields. Some are in higher education, but some are the K-12 pioneers who led the way. Based on rigorous and replicated research, this is the first book to show why and how faculty who wish to focus on learning, rather than sorting or judging, might proceed. It includes honest reflection on what makes ungrading challenging, and testimonials about what makes it transformative.

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©2020 West Virginia University Press; Foreword copyright 2020 by Alfie Kohn (P)2021 Tantor

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Good book but the PDF is missing

As I listened to the book, I made note of things that I wanted to look up in the PDF and I was really disappointed that I didn't receive it. I should have simply bought a hard copy.

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Fascinating Techniques

I loved the variety of practical examples of non-graded curriculum techniques. Love Alfie Kohn's work, but way too abstract sometimes. This book grounds change with relateable examples with varying degrees of implementation. Only thing lacking is how to communicate subject importance. Many examples in the book referenced the need to get students invested in the class by making it relevant and important to their lives. I wish there were more examples of how to do with for subjects like algebra.

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