LEARNING WITHOUT GRADES

[From: Bruce Nevin (Fri 93101 15:59:39 EDT)]

Similarly for performance reviews in an employer-employee situation.

        Bruce
        bn@bbn.com

************ FROM CHUCK TUCKER 931001 ***************

  We all know that we learn without grades or any form of evaluation
  given by others. We all know that grades within a school create
  problems for learning - students work for grades, expect to have
  certain grades, expect teachers to be fair about grading except
  when the grade is too low, only do work that is necessary for a
  grades ("Is this going to be on the test?"), teachers use grades
  to coerce and punish students, and on and on. Glasser suggests
  that the minimum grade should be a "B" and if you do better "quality"
  work you will be granted a higher grade. He still has not eliminated
  the use of a grade to coerce (althought he believes he has). SO WHAT
  DO YOU SUGGEST BE DONE TO STILL USE GRADES BUT NOT HAVE THEM HAVE
  THESE ANTI-LEARNING AND COERCIVE EFFECTS?? I know that I should
  have a good answer for this question but I really don't. I don't
  even know of someone who has tried this with any success.

  Thanks in advance for your suggestions. Chuck