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78 - Aaron Blackwelder: HS Teacher and Assessment Leader

AARON BLACKWELDER is a high school English teacher and golf coach at Woodland Public Schools in Woodland, Washington. He’s the founder of the Teachers Going Gradeless website and Twitter chat @TG2Chat and #TG2Chat. He’s also a father, husband, autism advocate, Google Certified Educator, and he’s loving life! 

Follow Aaron on Twitter @AaronSBlackwel1 and visit his blogs at mrblackwelder.wordpress.com and https://teachersgoinggradeless.com/, where he welcomes contributions from anyone with experience in the areas of gradeless assessment.

In our conversation, Aaron recounts the beginnings of the TG2 site, chat, and mission. He gives us some great practical examples of gradeless assessment, feedback, and reporting philosophies from his own practice, and makes the case for more schools to consider this paradigm shift. He also shares a personal passion that fuels him outside of the school, an edtech tool that makes his practice more efficient, and the education voices that shape his thinking and inspire his passion today.

See more from Aaron:

On Twitter: https://twitter.com/AaronSBlackwel1 & https://twitter.com/TG2Chat

On his blog: mrblackwelder.wordpress.com

On the TG2 blog: https://teachersgoinggradeless.com/

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