Posts tagged with: curriculum

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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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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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Needed: More Critical Readers & Thinkers

If there’s anything that my engagement on social media has shown me, it’s the vastness of adult Americans who lack critical reading and thinking abilities. Initially, I wanted to believe that these individuals represented a small number of the population but after a...
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