Article Source In classrooms around America, hands go up every day with the question, “Is this for a grade?” But perhaps a more pressing question would be "what is a grade for?" Today, the grades on a child's report card reflect not only a grasp of academic subjects, but also a variety of other factors such as attendance and behavior. Do traditional grading systems tell us what we really want to know about a child's learning? What’s wrong with traditional grading? A lot, acco
Education. The foundation of society and human progression. Today’s society has progressed rapidly due to technology, but education has remained, in many ways, stagnant. Allan wants to present a change in how we learn to match our ever evolving society, in an idea that totally won’t spark some copyright lawsuits from Khan Academy.
Allan is a senior at Mission Vista High who is passionate about the power of people to make a difference. At school he is a leader in Academic Te
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Posted by Mindset Editor on Monday, 19 January 2015 in news and tips items We are pleased to share that Dr. Dweck spoke at TEDxNorrkoping in Sweden! In this November 2014 talk, Dr. Dweck discusses a growth mindset and the power of "yet" in schools. Read a short exerpt from her talk below! "So let's talk about equality. In our country, there are groups of students who chronically underperform,for example, children in inner cities, or children on Native American reservations.
NEXT 2014 Keynote: Alan November, "Who Owns the Learning?" Who should be working harder during class? The teacher or the students? In the "Age of the Empowered Learner" we can equip our students to take responsibility to manage a large proportion of their learning. We can also empower our students to create content that contributes to the learning of their peers. Research indicates that one of the most powerful strategies to improve learning is to provide students with self a
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