Laurie points out to us an overwhelming fact that, when we feel confronted by anyone about jGR, we absolutely must remember to use in the discussion. It is a game changer, and it is very simple to remember. Laurie says:
The rubric isn’t a process for labeling students.
It is a vehicle for communication…”This is what is happening. If you do X, Y, Z…then you will be in this category because you will be demonstrating a higher level of interaction.”
When parents come at you in anger, this is what they need to know. “I’m not labeling your child. I’m communicating.”