Mr. H's Musings
Saturday, 21 December 2013
What do "C"s and "B"s actually mean?
So here is my conundrum, and tell me if you track. The definition for "C" (grade wise) in most everything I have seen, is "Mi...
Monday, 2 December 2013
Parable of the Parachute Packer
First, a comic from xkcd.com, because if you are anything like me, after hearing this argument, you are going to be pretty choked with your ...
Friday, 22 November 2013
Why not grades? Part I - The early years
In my previous posts, I have been pretty down on the whole grading system. Maybe if I explain how I came about this opinion it will help a ...
My ideal test
So I come down pretty hard on multiple choice (MC) tests. And I understand why many teachers like them. They support a diverse set of l...
Over the past year or so, I've had a lot of discussion with teachers (old and new) about grades. The opinions seem to fall into one of t...
Monday, 11 November 2013
The Best Day of My Teaching Life (so far)
I am a high school science teacher by training. So you can imagine my trepidation regarding being called in to be a primary LST teacher (el...
Intro to this blog
My Name is William Hemrick, and I am a new teacher in British Columbia. I was lucky enough to have a very forward thinking supervisor for my...
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