At schools around the country, conversations are happening about summer study and remediation. Student fails a course…send ’em to summer school. Many educators seem not to worry over such remedy. Yet, the same many often bristle at second-chance assignments or assessments. What if we allowed more immediate second chances? What if we tactically intervened instead of relying on “strategic” remediation?
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I love and applaud the idea of tactical intervention. My students write about how they feel about 2nd chance tests and the opportunity to have a mulligan. When the focus is on learning rather than test scores, it offers a child the opportunity to call for a do-over and to show what they learned.
Jill, thanks for connecting this post to your post about mulligans and do-overs. We ALL need those occasionally. One might even say that such is often how we learn best!