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A co-worker just started a new practice of entering zeros on Monday for all of the week's assignments. Her argument is that this will motivate the student to complete the work. My argument is that their grade no longer reflects his/her actual ability and how well he/she completed the tasks. What are your thoughts?

2013-03-20
Jennifer Higgins
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

I agree with you - we should NEVER use zeros. As Rick Wormeli says they are ethically and
mathematically unacceptable. Also suggest to your colleague that she read "Drive" by Daniel
Pink - it will change her views on motivation.

 

 

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