Standards-Based Grading Session for Middle Schoolers

Hi everyone!
I wanted to share my slides from the Middle School session I lead on Standards-Based Grading with 150 students in attendance from Gr 6-7-8.
You will see the laughing rubric from Susan Brookhart (cited) and I got permission to share the video clips of the laughters of 6 volunteers so feel free to reuse the unlisted video for your own sessions on SBG. I think this becomes an outstanding resource for anyone here!
The students really enjoyed the session. They loved using Plickers for the pre-assessment and to share their thoughts about SBG. After each question, I asked them to justify their answer (explain why most of them said “agree” or “strongly agree”) and I received very thoughtful comments and powerful messages. Students were so eager to share and reflect and agreed with the tenants of SBG.
This is a Grade 6 student quote I loved during the session, as we were exploring mistake making/failing forward: “There is no wrong way to do something, there is only a new way to discover what is right”.
Even cooler, this student came to my office after the session to share that she was an author. She writes novels and now got an idea to write something about the growth mindset!
I am so grateful from my global collaborators on the SBG Facebook Group. Special thanks to: Lee Ann Jung for her analogy of the GPS, Ken O’Connor for being a mentor, Laura Anderson for sharing the Sue Brookhart‘s laughing rubric!

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