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no-zero policy in Edmonton (Canada) schools

 
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Dragonlady



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:21 am    Post subject: no-zero policy in Edmonton (Canada) schools Reply with quote

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An Edmonton high school teacher says he has been suspended for giving students zeros on uncompleted assignments or exams.
Lynden Dorval, a physics teacher at Ross Sheppard High School, has been giving the mark for work that wasn't handed in or tests not taken even though it goes against the school's "no-zero" policy.

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Parents are largely unaware of the policy, as teachers were instructed not to speak about it, he said.

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Other schools in the Edmonton public system also use no-zero marking, he said.

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Schools as far away as Ontario and Texas had also adopted, but later abandoned the philosophy.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2012/05/31/edmonton-teacher-zeros-sheppard.html

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spiral78



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What replaces the zero? An I for 'incomplete'?
An 'A' for 'absent'?

Shocked
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A one-way ticket to Siberia for disobeying his superiors! Wrecker!
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Eagle Eyes



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess this means that students are teachers and teachers are students! Shocked
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would that be "zero zero tolerance"?

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John
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Theory



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The saga continues: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2012/06/12/edmonton-no-zero-second-teacher-facing-discipline.html
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Eagle Eyes



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is precisely why I left Canada for greener pastures as an EFL teacher some two decades ago. I have ZERO tolerance for their educational system anymore as it discriminates against teachers and only favours students needs today! Shocked
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posh



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eagle Eyes wrote:
I guess this means that students are teachers and teachers are students! Shocked


That was the idea in China's cultural revolution Shocked
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