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Posted on October 19, 2014 12:26 am
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eduhaz
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Scored discussion
A teacher has been instructed to incorporate a scored discussion as a form of classroom assessment. Each student is given points for various opinions mentioned, evidence cited, and counter-arguments made, etc. How does the teacher handle those students who choose to say nothing? These students are aware they aren't getting any points, but they are still refusing to participate.
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 19, 2014 12:35 am

Mallorie Hyatt
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At some point, the students must be held accountable for the participation (or lack thereof). The teacher should continue to ensure that students understand their lack of participation is negatively affecting their grades. The teacher might conference with each of the students individually, and demonstrate how the negative scores impact their grades as well as developing a plan with the students to encourage participation in classroom discussions.
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Solution 2
Posted October 19, 2014 3:38 pm

qaWeBu
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The teacher should document each time the students are not participating in the discussions. If after meeting with each student individually and showing them the impact on their grade doesn't help, then contacting their parents and meeting with them may.
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ezaDyR
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The students should be aware of the assignment, the expectations, and the grade value. If you address the students well enough and give them an idea of what will happen to your grade if you do not do the assignment, I'm sure the students will take measures to do the assignment.
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Solution 3
Posted October 19, 2014 4:24 pm

anuLyH
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The teacher should encourage the students to answer the questions, they should also show the student some possible solutions or answers so they know exactly what the teacher expects.
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Solution 4
Posted October 19, 2014 7:00 pm

myNepu
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Differentiation is something that our school is focusing on tremendously right now. You could find a way to grade them by their contributions even if they don't express them themselves. For example, you may have students work individually first by having them write down their ideas about the discussion topic along with their evidence supporting those ideas. Then, partner each student with someone else,(preferably someone that is more vocal than they are. When you enter into the discussion, one or both students may contribute verbally, but if only one does, they will be sharing their ideas as well as their partners.
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