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Hello,

I am a college student who will be student teaching in January. I will be teaching high school Spanish. I have been thinking a lot about different methods of teaching that I would like to use and how I plan to assess my students. I remember that when I was in school, I didn't like the grading system of 100% or below, because I always felt bad when I got a lower grade than my classmates. I was wondering if there were any ways to assess the students without actually giving out numerical grades which can hurt a student's self esteem. I would greatly appreciate any techniques that you may have.
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Daniel Hanson On 1/08/11, Jo wrote: > I never said if an adult is habitually messing up he would keep > a job, but many posts I have read and many teacher I know use > this for everything. Even when it isn't habitual. First time > a kid forgets a pencil. Zero for the day because in the real > world this will get you fired. Forgot a homework, in th...See More
Jan 9, 2011
Neal On 1/09/11, Lynde wrote: > I'm probably going to regret putting my thoughts down here, but I > worked at 4 different universities in my time, in a variety of > academic departments. One of the things that was very clear from my > inside-seat (and a close friend was the Director of Admissions at a > major state university) was that hi...See More
Jan 22, 2011
Neal On 1/09/11, Lynde wrote: > I'm probably going to regret putting my thoughts down here, but I > worked at 4 different universities in my time, in a variety of > academic departments. One of the things that was very clear from my > inside-seat (and a close friend was the Director of Admissions at a > major state university) was that hi...See More
Jan 22, 2011
Lynde Yes. Even when I was in high-school, already knowing since 2nd grade that I wanted to teach, I always felt that grading our worksheets (which I've always believed was assigned to 1) get kids taking "notes" who weren't willing to take them otherwise; 2) reinforce -- drill, etc. ) didn't make sense. The poster you referred to said exactly what I've s...See More
Jan 22, 2011
I'll reply anyway :) I too am a Spanish teacher. My first high school teaching job was ESL in Mexico. To both be fair and give people the full story, here was my teaching situation: 1) I replaced a teacher who was going home because her father had died.. I was hired about a week into the school year.

2) I had a writing class with a HUGE range of levels--from ...See More
Jul 22, 2012


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