“Grading takes away the fun of failing.”
This is a quote from a TED talk that I listened to this morning. Most of the talk wasn’t about grading or even K-12 education, but this comment really stuck with me. I find this quote to be both very accurate and very sad. I wonder what my students could accomplish if they weren’t caught up in the desire to get THE grade. Would they be more willing to take risks that would lead to great learning if they didn’t worry about THE grade?