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Student-Directed Learning

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The Fault/Power Paradox of Traditional Schooling

The student/teacher relationship where the teacher’s job is to maintain control and the student’s job is to submit to control is a pervasive characteristic of the traditional school paradigm, and I’d bet all of us have experienced it. Sometimes the exchange is subtle and involves the student feeling at fault for an unfair situation. One … Continue reading

From Teaching to Learning

Cross posted at What Ed Said We’re working on shifting the focus from teaching to learning at my school. We try to ensure decisions are based on our learning principles, be they about teaching, classrooms, programs or personnel. Shifting the focus from teaching to learning… We used to spend a whole day planning how we would teach a … Continue reading

Fixing the Process

Would love any insight on this very beta tool to develop/facilitate/validate what we believe to be the new standard – a fixed process (personal learning networks per passion) vs fixed content. Specifically within the tool, this summer we are working on 1) a sophisticated way to find/refine/detect a student’s (or teacher’s) passion 2) a sophisticated … Continue reading

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