Mixed Messages

We send messages every day.

Our embedded messages will either support to erode our intended message.

Mixed Messages – The Disconnect Between What Educators Say and Do and How Assessment and Grading Changes Can Help.

Schools have mission statements and an abundance of rules and policies. What are educators and students to do when the messages embedded in these established doctrines collide with the very practices used in the school? This keynote highlights how mixed messages abound everywhere in our society and that the extent to which our actions contradict our words ranges from the humorous to the disturbing.  Unfortunately it’s no different in schools.  From school mission statements to classroom rules and norms, students certainly feel the brunt of mixed messages.  This keynote not only addressed the issue of confusing statements, but participants will also get a few suggestions and hands-on strategies to deal with the most obvious mixed messages surrounding standards-based grading issues related to homework, lates and attendance.

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