During my student teaching I followed my CT's method of marking participation points on the seating chart every time a student contributed, gave an answer, etc. However, I quickly learned that turning these points into a grade was time consuming and, oftentimes, subjective. I ended up having to find the range of points that existed in the classroom and assign grades based on where students fell in the range. I do NOT want to sit and do this for five separate classes every few weeks. Therefore, I'm curious what methods you all use! - how do you track/mark participation? Or do you? - how is this converted to a grade? - how often do you give participation grades?