QOTW: grades

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Registered: 02-14-2009
QOTW: grades
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Sun, 11-07-2010 - 3:03pm

This week's questions are about grades and are maybe a little more philosophical:

Do you think grades are 'the' motivator for your gifted child to perform well? Or are there other, more important, internal, motivators that matter more?

Do you think a grading system where getting all As is the 'norm' stimulates (over)perfectionism in your gifted child more than a system would where C's and B's are the norm (or the other way around)?

Suzanne

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Registered: 02-26-2010
In reply to: suuzzzy
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 11:35am

We are at a charter school that requires parent participation. It seems to have a mix of principles including constructionism, non violence, etc. The school shares a campus with a regular public school though the District originally planned for the charter school to take over the campus. There are 9 classrooms, K-8 and a K/1 class. Parents must volunteer 3 hours per week for the first child.

It is nice that there are so many parents on the playground and in the classroom, and I was surprised about the portfolios last year though it makes since because there is differentiation in the work.

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Registered: 05-18-2005
In reply to: suuzzzy
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 5:26pm

Malachi just finished his first quarter in a kindergarten program that gets grades.

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