“After a long life, and 30 years inpublic schools, I’ve concluded thatgenius is as common as dirt. Wesuppresses genius only because wehaven’t yet figured out how tomanage a population of educatedmen and women.”-John Taylor Gatto
W o rk i n g-class ch i ld re nle arn i n g o u tsi d e o f sch o o l—te rm e d i n th e stu d y ash o m e sch o o le rs—outpe rforme d u p p e r class-ch i ld re n i n sch o o l o n th e i rA le ve ls an d G C S E s.
How learning journals work:• Once per day, you review your goals for the day, week, and year.• Write down what you’re going to learn that day• The next day, check if you met those goals.• Repeat the process, and set new goals for the day
How review boards work:• Once a week, students get together in groups of four to evaluate progress• Each bring their learning journal, and shares the progress they have made• This produces peer accountability. Students then discuss their goals for the week• The next week, students hold each other accountable for their goals