TITLE: Scored Discussions AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: January 20, 2013 10:28 AM DESC: ----- BODY: My wife has been on a long-term substitute teaching assignment for the last few weeks. Yesterday, I ran across the following rubric used by one of the middle school teachers there to grade "scored discussions". The class reads a book, which they discuss as a group. Students are evaluated by their contribution to the discussion, including their observable behavior.
Productive behavior Nonproductive behavior
Most adults, including faculty, should be glad that their behavior is not graded according to this standard. I daresay that many of us would leave meetings with a negative score more often that we would like to admit. I think I'll use this rubric to monitor my own behavior at the next meeting on my calendar. -----