Academic journal article Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin

Letter to the Editor

Academic journal article Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin

Letter to the Editor

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Dear Editor,

As a retired teacher from Gaston County Schools in North Carolina, I was encouraged by reading the Spring 2014 article in the DKG Bulletin by Jennifer L. Stitt and Judith J. Pula. These two educators embody the complete picture of teaching and learning as they "retain their humanity" in the classroom by advocating and combining objective-grading methods with subjective grading.

Students are not "parts in a factory" that can be shaped and molded and measured into standard forms and models. They are human beings who deserve respect and compassion and understanding relating to their diverse needs and situations. These conditions are certainly appreciated by employees in the workplace, so why would they not also be acceptable in the classroom?

This article gave me a feeling of vindication concerning how I graded my students through the years as I certainly included subjective grading where it was appropriate. …

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