These six stages roughly summarize my experience with students and their withdrawal from grade use. Not every child will react this way, and some will relapse more than others, but I have taught with no grades for five years, and these steps reflect my experiences with detoxing students from grade use.
Really interesting post by Joe Bower. I always learn when teachers write down exactly what they do to achieve something like this. Grades are so pervasive in education today, it’s no wonder that students (and teachers and parents) need to have some time to change their expectations!