Posts tagged with: critical thinking

  • questioning grades

Grades in Schools: 2 Reasons to Walk Away

Grades are the core of traditional American education. Many tasks that students, teachers, and administrators complete have something to do with earning, assigning, or monitoring grades. Report cards, progress reports, grade point averages, high school rankings, mandatory tutoring, parent conferences, and...
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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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#TeachingParents Summer Learning Activities for Home

Summer is here, which means thousands of children are at home getting into everything. School is just a quickly fading memory, and learning (while occurring constantly) is the last thing on their minds. This article is (primarily) for parents who may...
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#TeachingParents: A Series—How to Check Reading Comprehension at Home

I received a request from a parent asking about the steps to supporting and growing children’s reading comprehension at home. That is a valid and important question that I’d like to answer today. Many parents feel ill-equipped to support their...
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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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