He started this by throwing out the traditional grading scale and changing it to a pass or fail. Although he was laughed out of a university for this thought process, he found his footing with a different idea. When at a new school he started with a new system. Instead of the whole class being pass or fail. He instated a weekly journal that his students would need to discuss the reactions to the course material. Peppiness told his students that they would need to write about the same amount they would write in a 40 page paper. Although once and a while he loud get students that would write about 100-200 pages.
Peppiness would ask his co-instructors to grade these entries from A-F. He noticed that in time when he got his co-instructors to become more involved with the grading process. They gave more feedback and got more involved than before. When he simply asked them to review the journal entries and not give them a grade. Peppiness tried to keep peace in the classroom with this grading process. Instead of having the conflict of why did I get this grade when did this. He made it very clear in the syllabus of how the grading would be done.
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As well s in the first class he explains to the students exactly what it takes to pass and or fail this class. Peppiness does not believe in the traditional grading scale. He believes that a person earns a grade and does not deserve a grade due to the amount of work done. Although it is the quality of the work that is what earns the grade. Peppiness point total for the class was different than others in that instead off 100 point scale it was a 78 point plus scale. His scale is as follows, 78+ = A+ 72-77= A 66-71 = A- and so on. For him an A is equivalent to completing all 12 assignments on a satisfactory level.
Peppiness wanted his students to feel confident in what they complete and turn in. Elements of Conflict Conflict is something that is dealt with on a daily basis. Resolve a conflict in any portion of life even a classroom. You must understand the conflict. Such as Peppiness did with his classrooms and his class that he taught. He understood the potential conflict of grading. In any classroom setting grading is always a heated debate. The argument is over two reasons why a certain grade was given or why a better grade was deserved on an assignment.
In understanding that this is a conflict that can and will rise in the classroom, a person has two choices. Either they can eliminate the problem, although in the classroom eliminating grades is not possible. Or a person can make it to where the conflict is indisputable. Elements of Peacemaking To make peace in any conflict you need to listen to both sides of the conflict and come to an agreement. Although in this situation with it being a classroom and grading that would be the conflict the professor or teacher needs to come up with a peacemaking idea.
Such as Peppiness did with his lass by making the grading scale based on the quality of the work. As much as the quantity by making the journal entries the students did the main portion of the grade. Because the classes are 9-12 weeks long the grade is based off the writings from the 9-12 weeks they are in class. Conclusion Conflict resolution and peacemaking are skills that are needed in everyday life. Every day in every aspect of personal and professional life we face conflicts. Whether it grading, or a bigger more complex problem. The skills needed to get through the conflict is always the same.