In today's guest post, Professor of Educational Psychology and author Thomas Guskey says that "Exceeds Standards" doesn't work.
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October 17, 2014
September 15, 2014
It's time for a change in education. Pedagogy needs to shift. Technology needs to be integrated. Kids need to be in control of their own learning. Are you ready for the change that needs to come? How will you contribute to the cause?
August 01, 2014
What are you willing to do to shift the mindset in your classroom? What does learning mean to your students and how will you help them understand how to recognize achievement? Read on to learn one possible way to handle this discussion.
June 26, 2014
David Cook from the Kentucky Department of Education talks about the importance of grading systems to ensure student mastery.
July 01, 2013
The shift from time to learning, from cohorts to competency, will be tough. It's not easy or superficial--it's a new and different way of organizing schools. It will probably take us a generation to fully embrace high common expectation, blended formats, and show what you know policies and practices.
May 28, 2013
At the Mission Hill School in Boston, teachers decide which ways to assess their students, and why. Educator Kim Farris-Berg imagines what it would like like if all teachers across the country were similarly trusted.
October 26, 2012
A policymaker at the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) Virtual School Symposium (VSS) said, "We want to advance competency-based learning, what kind of bill should we introduce?" Let's start by looking at the 10 design elements of a competency-based system (an update of a May blog).
May 09, 2012
The 11 contestants on the top three teams have backgrounds in particle physics, computer science, data analysis, and even foreign service work.