If you’ve read Lemov’s Teach Like a Champion, you know he focuses not on the theoretical but on the practical.
When Lemov sees teachers doing something that works (he’s got a rigorous definition of “works”), then he thinks you should do that. When they do something that doesn’t work (ditto), he thinks you should stop.
No Grades, No Meritocracy?
Although lots of people champion doing away with grades, Lemov strongly dissents. In his view, the end of grades would inevitably result in the end of meritocracy.
As you can imagine, his post has prompted a heated debate — much of it articulate and thoughtful. Check it out at the link above.