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Grading without the Guesswork

Assessment is not merely for the report card, transcript, college application, or scholarship.  Ultimately, evaluation is a starting place for growth.  The way we respond can affect their attitudes toward learning, how they respond to challenges and disappointments, and the life-long relationships we have as parents.  We want our conversation to be seasoned with grace!     

   As full-time home educators, the joyful burden of evaluation falls clearly upon your shoulders.  It is a tremendous freedom and a tremendous weight at the same time.  Keeping a solid record will reassure you that you are doing enough of the right thing. As a result, you will have confidence that you are prepared to document your homeschooling journey at any point and reduce your uncertainty

  Too often, the desire for comparison can drive us to a cookie cutter education that does not allow for individual differences and interests.  We want to strive for balance as we look for specific subject areas. Because of the one-on-one tutorial education in most homeschools, parents have the freedom to focus on the process of learning, rather than merely the final achievement.

 

The big question is how do we go about doing this?

 

  Grading without the Guesswork is a designed to be an interactive working tool. It is a balance between philosophy of grading and the hands-on, practical nitty gritty of getting the job done. We explore the:

  • advantages and disadvantages of grades
  • how to assess each subject area complete with examples
  • how often to assess
  • how to assess no matter what approach you use, even unschooling
  • how to respond in a way that builds character
  • how to stay on track and not be swallowed up by the details

 

PLUS:  a set of blank documents that will jumpstart your grading adventure and keep you on track for years to come.

 

I hope that this resource will help remove the guesswork for you and equip you to encourage your students on their educational journey.

 
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Rayna S November 17, 2016 7:13 pm UTC
I don't like that you have to blindly buy the product and hope for the best. The quick preview and full-size preview is the same 1st 5 pages.
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82
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OTS1000
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This title was added to our catalog on June 08, 2016.