Is Your Classroom Designed To Promote Proficiency Or Genius?

Is Your Classroom Designed To Promote Proficiency Or Genius?

By design, most modern classrooms push students toward very clear and specific learning objectives. This is what we’re learning, and when you can do this, I’ll know that you’ve learned it. In this outcomes-based environment, ‘success’ is determined by attainment–reaching a certain level’ or being able to provide evidence of understanding. Everyone in the classroom is reaching towards…

What Is The Purpose Of School?

What Is The Purpose Of School?

How much of your intelligence, your affection, your skill, and your pride is employed in your work? What are its ecological and social costs?

6 Domains Of Cognition: The Heick Learning Taxonomy

6 Domains Of Cognition: The Heick Learning Taxonomy

How can you tell if a student really understands something? They learn early on to play the game—tell the teacher and/or the test what they ‘want to know,’ and even the best assessment leaves something on the table. (In truth, a big portion of the time students simply don’t know what they don’t know.) The…

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