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What do we actually NEED from education?

Progress and Proficiency: Redesigning Grading for Competency Education  by: Chris Sturgis Pretty decent paper on traditional grading systems vs. competency grading. It quotes The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined by Salman Khan quite a bit. My critique is this focus on gaps in knowledge. People seem to be so concerned with gaps in knowledge. Here [...]

By |2017-04-06T00:05:01-04:00January 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Promising research on mindfulness in urban schools.

Meditation transforms roughest San Francisco schools From the article: "The research is showing big effects on students' performance," says Superintendent Carranza. "Our new accountability standards, which we're developing in tandem with the other big California districts, emphasize the importance of social-emotional factors in improving kids' lives, not just academics. A good way to describe learning [...]

By |2017-04-06T00:05:01-04:00January 14th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments