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Leading Equity

Aug 19, 2019

About Myron Dueck

Over the past 22 years, Myron has gained teaching and administrative experience in both Canada and New Zealand in subjects ranging from grades 4 to 12.  Beginning in 2006, Myron developed a number of grading, assessment and reporting systems with his classes in which students have greater opportunity to show what they understand, adapt to the feedback they receive and play a significant role in the reporting of that learning.  Myron has been a part of administrative teams, district groups, school committees and governmental bodies that have further broadened his access to innovative ideas.  Myron has shared his stories, tools and first-hand experiences with public, charter and international school educators around the world, and recently his presentations have diverged to include global education trends and broader socio-economic realities that impact learning. Myron has twice been published in EL Magazine. His best-selling book, Grading Smarter, Not Harder– Assessment Strategies that Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn was released by ASCD in July 2014 and in 2015 ASCD released a video project based in his own school district entitled ‘Smarter Assessment in the Secondary Classroom’. In 2019, ASCD released the first of a three-part online streaming series, hosted by Myron, looking at how we include students in assessment. The series includes John Hattie, Lorin Anderson, Celeste Kidd and more. 

Myron lives in Summerland, BC, CANADA with his wife and two children and is Vice-Principal for Communicating Student Learning in his local school district – Okangan-Skaha 67.

Show Highlights

  • Problems with penalties
  • The impact of penalties on student learning
  • Alternatives to penalties

Connect with Myron


Twitter: @myrondueck


Additional Resources

Grading Smarter, Not Harder: Assessment Strategies That Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn

Connect with me on Twitter @sheldoneakins

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