Arthur Chiaravalli – Grading Less, School as OS , and the Value of Lived Experience

By Chris Cluff

It’s amazing how many rabbit holes one man can encounter when he’s chasing squirrels! Join Chris Cluff as he finds, explores and pushes the boundaries in education.

I reallly appreciate the balance that Arthur brought to our topic of teachers going gradeless. In many ways, I intuit, that any classroom that espouses an uber feedback model before numerical, is logistically complex. The tensions to provide an absolute check box come from many constituents. And often, the gains of marks based assessments are frought with equity and cultural problems. In my personal pursuit of implementing a shift from numerical dependency I can see how the conversation is much broader and deeper than just not providing a mark for every assessment. This September, as I wrestle through my own learning in this experience, I will be glad to reach out to Arthur and the TG2 Facebook page for support.
You can find Arthur on Twitter @hhschiaravalli and Facebook Teachers Going Gradeless TG2 and on Medium
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