Educate.
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Educate.

Participation Grades: Yea or Nay?

Insights from Educate, 12th Edition

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As a new teacher, I assigned a 10% participation grade to my students. I methodically scribbled check-marks onto my handy clipboard. The student answered a question, check. The student read a passage voluntarily, check. The student cast eyes downward and didn’t raise a hand at any point, no check.

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