Grading ruins teaching

Sociobiology

I do not want to hear one more word about grade inflation. I do not want to hear one more word complaining about today’s students. I want to hear about why so many professors and teachers have decided we are judges and hangmen rather than encouraging mentors. I want to know why we have stopped teaching and instead simply sort students by things that boil down to wealth and opportunity. Why have we stopped helping people learn? What has happened to our schools and universities?

This may be long-winded, but I am talking about something very important and do not know how to do it another way.

Imagine a child learning to tie her shoes for the first time. She knows this is something worth learning and has come to you to learn it. She wants to learn it.

You might show her how you do it with your shoes…

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