cropped-P1-13003.jpgWelcome to garnethillman.com!

I am thrilled to share this site with you as a way to communicate and collaborate about my journey in the educational world. Thanks for stopping by – Let’s learn together!

I am a huge proponent of FEEDBACK in all forms – and I welcome yours on this site. Please feel free to visit the feedback page and let me know what you think!

Upcoming presentations/conferences:

December 18: Grading and Assessment Training, Springfield,, MN
January 8: Assessment Training, Richland School District 88a, Crest Hill, IL
January 9: Grading and Assessment Training, First Educational Resources, Tomball, TX
January 15: Grading and Assessment Training, Redwood Area Schools, Redwood Falls, MN
January 22,23: Standards Based Grading Training, Rice Lake Area Schools, Rice Lake, WI
February 2: Standards Based Grading Training, ACE Technical Charter School, Chicago, IL
February 5: Grading and Assessment Training, First Educational Resources, Cedar Rapids, IA
February 6,7: Assessment Training, Solution Tree, Prescott, AR
February 26: “Using Tech to Assess with Standards Based Grading”, ICE (Illinois Computing Educators) Conference, Schaumburg, IL
March 5: Grading and Assessment Training, Luverne Public Schools, Luverne, MN
March 14,15: Grading From the Inside Out Training, Solution Tree, Salt Lake City, UT
Click here to listen to my podcast for Learning Lab Radio “Standards Based Grading: Focus on Understanding”


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  1. Garnet: Cool site and very cool name. I’m sure I share many of your thoughts about grading. In lots of ways, grades are often more important than learning. They cause endless stress and include failure as part of the design. Without grades, you can be in a situation where you haven’t finished but never fail in the traditional sense. Failing grades are compounded by our semester/school year system where if you don’t pass, you go back to square one no matter what you know and have done. Now when I teach graduate level leadership classes I let the students grade themselves. They have to defend the grade and I have the right to change it, which I have only done twice. (one up and one down) I like the idea of badges, which require students to show mastery of a body of knowledge along with creating something. Thanks to people like you, we are heading in a direction where education will be about what does each individual child needs as opposed to what’s convenient for the adults. Looking forward to your reply. Best, Doug

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