Grading Homework: A Response to Intervention

Presenters: Andy Young and Chris Cockerel, Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Summary: After attending a Response to Intervention workshop, my approach to grading homework is vastly different now. I used to be the teacher that allowed only one try at a homework assignment. Now I allow students to fix the mix ups and it has allowed them to fail forward. They can turn in a homework assignment, get it back, and fix it up. This has many upsides for all: Students save face by earning more points with corrected responses; I can be as picky as I want while grading (scales, units, labels, etc); Student know what to expect when I grade formal assessments. This process develops genuine student-teacher dialogue about what went well and what needs to improve. Best of all, students are encouraged to try and empowered when given feedback.

Henry Ford College School of Nursing October 11 and October 12, 2019

Welcome. You can find information about the conference using the links on the top menu. Below this post you will  find more detailed summaries of the sessions that will include hand outs when provided by the presenters. We look forward to you joining us to learn more about our profession in the fall!

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