I’m a counter, I’m afraid.
I assign too many grades, and I spend too much time counting up points.
I’ve tried to simplify my system, but it still comes down to this: I need to give up more control to students, and teach them to assess their own learning. I need to stop using points as a coercive (if well-intentioned) motivational tool, and instead spend more time and energy in building community and tapping into intrinsic motivation.
I’ll write more about this on the weekend.