Posts filed under: Public Schools

  • school choice, charters or traditional

Charter Schools: Are They Different?

Charter schools made their way onto the public education scene in the early 1990s. Their popularity increased gradually, but we’ve heard more in the last decade or so for a variety of reasons. Many traditional public schools struggled under the...
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  • competency-based education, student

Competency-Based Education in K-12

As I begin planning the type of classroom I want for my children, I find myself embracing competency-based education (CBE) more and more. In fact, it is a large piece of the school program I am currently writing. CBE transforms the traditional learning...
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Student Behavior & Teacher Classroom Management

Between the internet and your neighborhood bookstore, there is no shortage of information on how to manage a classroom. Thousands upon thousands of words that explain (in theory) how to create the perfect learning environment to maximize student achievement exist...
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Ignoring Students to Perform Education

I am convinced that students are capable of directing their own educational experiences at any age. Educational philosophers like Maria Montessori believed the same, and more and more K-12 teachers are catching on too. How is it that we embrace...
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Making K-12 Online Learning an Option

What do you know about K-12 online education? Are you a proponent, opponent, indifferent, or uninformed? I’ll be honest and say that many of the conversations surrounding distance education for K-12 students are a bit polarizing. Either it’s all positive or completely...
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