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    SBG Retake Routine

    I’m continuing to tweak my retake routine. I’ve progressed from manic end-of-quarter retake fests and poor retake habits to a smoother process. Receive email request that is 2+ days prior to the requested retake date, including evidence that the student has corrected their mistakes and studied. I did this to have a record of request, give myself more time to create a retake quiz, and avoid the score stagnation or score drops that come from lack of preparation. Mark email with “Retake” label. This also helps with documentation. Create retake quiz and name the file with the suffix “Retake # – [initials of students taking that version].” Example: “Unit 2, Quiz…

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    Syllabus, Tweeting, and Conjunctive SBG

    Getting Ready for School I’ve been puttering on my syllabus and classroom routines for a while, and yesterday I finished the first draft. I posted my syllabus and posted it on Twitter to all the folks who influenced it (@bowmanimal, @kellyoshea, @misscalcul8, and @samjshah). I woke up this morning to a good Twitter-conversation (with @MagisterWarren added) about implementing standards-based grading (SBG) among different constraints (department heads, final exams, etc). It led to lots of #foodforthought, that’s for sure! I hope that by refining my SBG implementation and creating a stronger classroom culture, my class will get to the point where students assess like monsters too. First thought to chomp on: grading policy…