I am very new to the Discipline without Stress mailring. I’ll be a 2nd year teacher this coming school year and will be implementing this system in my classroom. I did have a concern about grades. Would you please review Dr. Marshall’s views on grades and how they are related to competition? If he discourages grades, how would a teacher handle that in his/her classroom, given the requirements for grades and report cards, etc. from the school administration and parents?
Dr. Marshall has never suggested that academic grades not be given. Grading is a mandatory part of our teaching job.
He does point out that competition is counterproductive when it comes to learning.
For further information, here is an interesting article by Dr. Marshall: Collaboration-Rather than Competition–for Quality Learning