Respond to at least one peer from the opposite group with a critical evaluation of his/her argument. Propose one or two counter-examples to show the fallacy of his/her argument and/or ask for additional evidence to support his/her viewpoint. Explain why you believe your position is the most reasonable one, and discuss whether or not the debate has helped shaped your view. Provide sufficient justification for your viewpoint.

Respond to at least one peer from the opposite group with a critical evaluation of his/her argument. Propose one or two counter-examples to show the fallacy of his/her argument and/or ask for additional evidence to support his/her viewpoint. Explain why you believe your position is the most reasonable one, and discuss whether or not the debate has helped shaped your view. Provide sufficient justification for your viewpoint.

Guided Response: Respond to at least one peer from the opposite group with a critical evaluation of his/her argument. Propose one or two counter-examples to show the fallacy of his/her argument and/or ask for additional evidence to support his/her viewpoint. Then, under the thread of your initial post, post your own opinion based on the arguments, research, and your own personal experience. Explain why you believe your position is the most reasonable one, and discuss whether or not the debate has helped shaped your view. Provide sufficient justification for your viewpoint. 

( I have my initial post, I will message it to you once I accept your bid)

Kim Spiegel

  • M-Z, argue against using grades (i.e. argue against grades and in favor of using other forms of evaluation)

Grades restrict student’s progress.  Because students strive so hard to obtain a good grade the point of the assignment is sometimes missed.  Students also lose their creativity when worried about doing anything that might go outside of the grading criteria.  This limits their abilities because they want the A more than they want to actually learn.  Grades also put a lot of stress on the student to do well.  Some parents even go as far as to reprimand students for not making the grade which adds to their stress.  Grades also decide whether a student gets into a good college or how successful they will be in life.  Grades also put a label on students.  Some are the straight A students while others are failures.  no student should have to live with such labels.  Grades should not be based on a test or quiz.  They should be based on the effort put forth by the student.  Rather than having letter grades there should be number grades that factor in effort, creativity, collaboration and other necessary skills that a student needs to be successful.  Grades all create a negative impact on the student-teacher relationship because students sometimes resent teachers for giving them a poor grade.  Grades also take up a lot of the teacher’s time which could be spend doing more productive things like working with students to improve learning outcomes.  Grades can also keep students from earning awards or scholarships.  According to     While this suggests that there may be no departmental impact of earning a C instead of a B, grades are also considered for eligibility for scholarships and other organizations at LSRU.  A grade of C often precludes participation in these activities” (p.8).  A bad grade can have a huge impact on a student’s life.  If students received number grades that actually supported the amount of effort a student was putting into an assignment, it could have a more positive and significant impact on the student’s life.

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