Assessment NOT for learning

Exams are in the bag and I'm wondering what the point was.  Knowledgeable, capable students did well, incompetent students didn't, but neither have the opportunity to learn from their exams.  It begs the question: what is the point of an exam? By high school most students think that education is…

The New Efficiency

This African proverb passed me on the internet last week, and left me thinking. Originally published on Dusty World in June of 2015: https://temkblog.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-new-efficiency.html Last semester I had an energetic grade 9 suddenly stop his interaction with the internet and wonder out loud (and it was asked in all seriousness):…