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Episode 5 – Who Sets the Standards in Grading? #DebateMath Podcast

What is the future of grading? Debate this episode’s resolution: Who Sets the Standards in Grading? In this episode, we have a philosophical discussion with two veteran math teachers, on alternatives to traditional grading. Carl Oliver and Nolan Fossum discuss the difference between learning and performance, how feedback can be more beneficial than traditional grades, and how both their approaches would impact teachers and students and much more!Resources Referenced in this Episode:Follow Carl Oliver on Twitter: @carloliwitter. Website: https://www.coast2coast.me/carl/ Follow Nolan Fossum on Twitter:@NolanFossumListened to the episode? Now, it’s your turn to vote! Go to our Twitter: @DebateMathPod to cast a vote.Don’t forget to check out the video version of this podcast on our YouTube channel!Keep up with all the latest info by following @DebateMathPod or going to debatemath.com. Follow us @Rob_Baier & @cluzniak. And don’t forget to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts!
  1. Episode 5 – Who Sets the Standards in Grading?
  2. BONUS Ep 2 – Stop Making Students Memorize
  3. Episode 4 – Is a Hotdog a Sandwich?
  4. Episode 3 – Let Them Use Notes
  5. Episode 2 – Stop Making Students Memorize Math

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