Grading Moratorium: Steve Moore

From DSC:
I need to reflect on this idea further…but when dropout rates are hitting 20-30% for many parts of the country and when, for many students, school can often become a source of pain/discouragement rather than instilling a love for learning, I’m finding myself more open to ideas on how to change that situation. We need to foster a love for learning..and perhaps this type of thing would help. 

How do we assess students’ learning without attaching the competitive — often discouraging/”I just can’t do this” — type of message? Are there better ways to tap into students’ passions, gifts, abilities, and creativity?