How teachers can use grades to motivate students

Grading practices can be used to motivate students, writes eighth-grade language arts teacher Ryan Kinser. In this opinion article, Kinser offers several suggestions, including giving ungraded feedback, allowing students to fail and try again, giving some leeway on deadlines, and giving students credit for completed classwork but grading tests based on correct responses. He also suggests grading student participation and giving students some ungraded free-play time.

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