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Chasing Better: A Journey for Each


“Many teachers who are going gradeless have turned to social media to proclaim the benefits of a gradeless classroom in moving the focus off the points and back onto the learning. For students who need…

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Focused on Feedback


Been thinking a lot about feedback lately, and with the new year and my next go at Project 180 right around the corner, there has been some urgency to my thinking. Ever seeking to do,…

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Student Letter: A Promise of Discovery


As many of my regular readers know, I am a believer in the journey, and that belief has certainly carried over into my classroom, where once again it has materialized as the frame for my…

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Hearing Voices


Many of my readers know that I have had the great fortune of connecting with Mr. Moore and his class in Australia this summer.  A few days ago, Lynton sent me the letter below and…

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Reflection’s Reality: The Why of Things


Reflection’s Reality: A Summer Series from the Project 180 Classroom For this third Reflection’s Reality post, I decided to go back to the roots of my madness, to why I decided to give all kids…

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Connecting with Aussie Kids through Flipgrid


Hi, all, Wanted to update you on the AMA (ask Monte anything) Going Gradeless Flipgrid from the kiddos in Australia. I did three video responses today. It was fun, and I am so impressed and inspired…

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gradeLESS and powerLESS


  Reflection’s Reality: A Summer Series from the Project 180 Classroom Upside down. That was my goal with Project 180 this year. I sought to turn traditional grading on its back. I expected that turn….

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The Dilemma of Do


Reflection’s Reality: A Summer Series from the Project 180 Classroom “They won’t do anything. You can’t just give kids an “A” and expect them to do something.” Though I heard lots of reasons why I…

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She Wants to Change the World


With very few exceptions, I  do not connect with students on social media until after they have graduated. Yesterday, I made one of those rare exceptions. It began with a follow on Instagram by “project_pay_it_forward.”…

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Bounty of Booty: Project 180, Day 179


Wanted to share some of the students’ responses from yesterday. And while I will not pretend that all of my kids made epiphanous discoveries from their 180 experiences, many did, and the few I selected…

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